Melbourne: In the ongoing Big Bash League series, spinner Adam Champa appealed by running out the opposing batsman at the non-striker’s end in ‘mancut’ style. But the third umpire refused to give it out.
The incident took place during a match between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades. Samba is playing for the Stars team in this. He is also the captain of that team. The incident took place in the last over of the first innings of this match.
This happened before the 5th ball of the last over was bowled. Sampa, who came to throw the ball, stopped it in half and ran out the opposing batsman who was outside the crease. He continued to appeal for it. The field umpire sought a third umpire to reach the decision. The third umpire refused to give him out as Sampa had completed his bowling action. In this match the Stars team who played Samba lost.
Muncut out: The MCC confirmed last March that this time out would be considered an official run out. Batsmen at the non-striker’s end should not leave the crease when bowlers bowl. If you go like that, you can ‘mancut out’. Although this rule already exists in cricket, many cricket celebrities did not opt out in this manner saying that it would not be a proper practice. However MCC has recognized this as an official run out.