The second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), that took place between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) showed some thrilling sensations. As the match was in KL Rahul’s side, the tables turned to gift the match to Shreyas Iyer’s men.
The incident happens when the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon, gave a short-run call in the 19th over delivered by Kagiso Rabada. When the bowler delivered to Chris Jordan, he completed his first run and his bat was clearly inside the crease. There were no technical errors in detecting but Nitin gave out. The topic has been controversial and viral on social media.
As a consequence, KXIP have fined an appeal against their short-run incident. However, according to the registered rules of IPL (2.12), once the decision has been given by the umpire, it cannot be altered.
Kings XI Punjab filed an appeal against the short-run call after losing against Delhi Capitals
Kings XI Punjab appeal against short-run call after losing against Delhi Capitals
“We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world-class tournament like the IPL. This one run could cost us a playoff berth,” KXIP CEO Satish Menon said, as quoted by Outlook. “A loss of a game is a loss of a game. It is unfair. Hope the rules are reviewed so that there is no margin for human error,” he added.
According to rule 2.12 of IPL:
“An umpire may alter any decision provided that such alteration is made promptly. This apart, an umpire”s decision, once made, is final.”