Friday, December 1, 2023

Watch: During the first Test matchup with Bangladesh, did Glenn Phillips spit into the ball?


 NEW DELHI: In an uncommon occurrence, all-rounder Glenn Phillips was purportedly seen applying spit ready on the third day of the continuous first Bangladesh-New Zealand Test in Sylhet.

Notwithstanding the spit boycott, Phillips seemed to apply salivation ready two times.

The episode occurred during the 34th over when Phillips supposedly placed spit ready subsequent to bowling the primary conveyance of the over. On-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Paul Reiffel didn't mediate or respond when the episode occurred.

Gotten some information about the occurrence, an ICC representative advised ESPNcricinfo that it really depended on match authorities to "manage on-field episodes, and we don't give articulations".

Regulation 41.3 of the game, refreshed and put into impact on October 1, 2022, states, "When cricket continued following the beginning of Coronavirus, playing conditions were written in many types of the game expressing that applying spit to the ball was not generally allowed. MCC's exploration observed that this no affected how much swing the bowlers were getting. Players were utilizing sweat to clean the ball, and this was similarly compelling."

"The new Regulations won't allow the utilization of spit ready, which additionally eliminates any hazy situations of defenders eating sweet desserts to modify their salivation to apply to the ball. Utilizing spit will be dealt with the same way as some other uncalled for techniques for changing the state of the ball," it adds.

In the post-match question and answer session, Bangladesh group supervisor Nafees Iqbal expressed that they knew about the "episode and had seen the recording."

He added that the group the executives even "educated the fourth umpire" of the episode.

In the mean time, on Day 3 of the initial Test in Chittagong, Mominul scalped two in a solitary over to end New Zealand's most memorable innings for a score of 310.

Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto's unbeaten ton put the Tigers in charge as they finished the day at 212-3, driving by 205 runs.

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