In today’s UK cricket news, learn more about how the ICC recently updated the rules regarding so-called “Mankad” incidents because it has struck the cricketing world yet again. India Women scored 169 runs in their first innings, and England Women were 153-9, and the incident happened on the 3rd ball of the 44th over. Meanwhile, from the roof of Karachi’s National Stadium, one can see a lovely landscape and troops in black uniforms who are as numerous and vigilant as the kites in the sky. The Pakistan Cricket Board has spent a great deal on security for this visit so that cricket can continue as usual. Lastly, next week, Tasmania will play its first game in the Sheffield Shield, and it is possible that former Australian captain Tim Paine will make a sudden return to first-class cricket at that time.
ICC Updates on Mankading Cricket Rules
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The 3rd ODI between India and England at Lord’s sparked another controversy. The term “Mankad” has hit cricket again. India Women scored 169 runs in their first innings, and England Women were 153-9 when it happened.
Charlotte Dean batted for England against Indian bowler Deepti Sharma. Dean crossed the crease as Deepti was bowling, so she ran her out. India’s appeal got Dean out, and India won the match.
The crowd booed the Indian team, and social media was sure to react. Players like R Ashwin, Sam Billings, James Anderson, and James Taylor debated the incident’s nature.
New ICC Mankading rules
Law 41.16.1 states that a bowler may run a non-striker out of the crease before the “ball comes into play.” Previously, it was done unfairly, but new MCC rules have changed that.
“If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play until the bowler would normally release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be Run out.” In these situations, the non-striker is out Run out if he/she is out of his/her ground when his/her wicket is put down by the bowler throwing the ball at the stumps or by the bowler’s hand holding the ball, whether or not the ball is subsequently delivered.”
In the new rules, MCC says it won’t be done unfairly and will be called a run-out dismissal. So, whether it’s a legitimate dismissal or not, it’s clear that it’s a normal run-out dismissal like any other method.
It’s unfair to use “Mankad” in dismissals. Veenu Mankad should be remembered for his on-field play, not controversy. A run-out acknowledges these dismissals.
Pakistani Snipers Try to Normalize Cricket
Original Source: Snipers take positions in Pakistan to try to make cricket feel normal
As seen from the roof of Karachi’s National Stadium, the city stretches into the hills and out to sea. 18 million live here. Only troops stand out. In their black uniforms, they are as dark and numerous as the kites above, and as watchful.
The PCB spent so much on security for this tour that it won’t make money even with corporate sponsorship. This is a loss-leader for the country, meant to reassure the English that Pakistan is a safe place to visit and do business.
Before Tuesday’s T20 international, you could spot the three-man sniper teams stationed around the stadium: one on the roof of Indus University, another on a Strawberryade billboard, and a third above a building silhouetted by the setting sun. The Spidercam, which provides aerial views for TV, was removed overnight. It was supposedly removed because the security team realized it would prevent the army helicopter that follows the team from landing on the outfield in case of an emergency.
The England team was warming up on the field. It was the farthest players had been from security all week. “Every time I go to the toilet, someone follows me,” said Harry Brook. “That’s new to me.”
The players were alarmed and discussed it in a team meeting. Guards were told to stay close so they could intervene if someone pulled a knife or gun. All of this makes you feel both protected and unsafe. It amplifies your sense of threat, as if the lobby of their five-star hotel, filled with businessmen drinking tea and well-off families attending weddings, was a den of potential assassins. Extraordinary lengths were taken to make Karachi a normal cricket venue.
There’s another side of the city outside the metal gates. M. Ali knows. When he came to play in the PSL in 2020, he brought his family. They visited cafes, restaurants, and shopping malls.
This week, we’ve done the same. Karachi has lots to eat, see, and do. At every turn, people ask how you like the city.
They ask if you’re having fun and if they can do more. It’s a sign of the stigma they felt during their years in exile from international cricket.
One day, international teams will be able to travel like Moeen. Now, the PCB must cut them off. It’s been seven years since Zimbabwe played two T20s – the first from a Test-playing nation since 2009 – but the last few months have been their most high-profile yet.
In March, Australia came for the first time in 24 years, England for the first time in 17, and in January, New Zealand will resume the series they abandoned in 2021 due to a credible security threat.
The New Zealand team was staying here in Karachi in 2002 when a bomb went off outside their hotel. The match was called when their physio was injured by flying glass. Their captain, Stephen Fleming, was shocked by how the city (which had endured a decade of sectarian violence) continued business.
But not now. London is a victim too, and it’s easy to forget that the 2005 Ashes and the 2017 Champions Trophy were played there after terrorist attacks.
PCB must go above and beyond because it can’t risk anything going wrong. And reminders of what can go wrong are everywhere. Ahsan Raza is a series umpire. He will show you the bullet scars in his chest from the 2009 Test attack in Lahore.
The government has big plans for the coming years. It is launching a Women’s Super League and recruiting high-profile investors. 66 under-19 players from around the world will compete in a T20 tournament in Lahore.
Some 175 foreign players have registered for the draft, including 10 from England, such as Archie Lenham and Rehan Ahmed. The hope is that it will be the first of many trips to Pakistan by that generation of players, and that the PCB will be able to peel back security layers so that by the end of their careers, Pakistan will be a destination like any other.
Tim Paine’s Selection Update
Original Source: ‘Up for selection’: Update on ex-Test skipper Tim Paine
Tim Paine may return to first-class cricket next week when Tasmania plays its first Sheffield Shield game.
Since resigning as Test captain in November 2021 amid a sexting scandal, Paine has not played cricket.
His last first-class game was in April 2021, but he rejoined Tasmania in preseason after telling coach Jeff Vaughan he wanted to play again.
Paine was not selected for Wednesday’s opening one-day match against South Australia, but Vaughan said he is “up for selection” for next Thursday’s Shield match against Queensland in Brisbane.
“Honestly, that one came out of nowhere. “He came to the CEO and me and said he’d like to come back and play for University,” Vaughan told ESPNcricinfo.
So he’s been training with us for five or six weeks. He’s physically and emotionally healthy. Everyone trusts his wicketkeeping and leadership skills, so he’s in the running.
Like any of our contracted players and Tasmanian premier cricket players, he’s up for selection and one we will discuss.
Paine has been training with the Tasmanian squad since mid-August and will play grade cricket for University of Tasmania this weekend in Tasmania’s Premier League.
Summary of today’s Cricket/Sport News
Overall, at Lord’s, the third One-Day International between India Women and England Women has caused yet another controversy. The so-called “Mankad” incident has once again swept the cricketing globe. Indian bowler Deepti Sharma was facing English batter Charlotte Dean. Deepti ran Dean out when she crossed the crease before releasing the ball. India appealed Dean’s dismissal and won the match. ICC updated this Mankading rule because of this repeating incident. In the new rules, MCC says it won’t be unfair and will be labeled a run-out dismissal. Whether it’s a genuine dismissal or not, it’s evident that this is a typical run-out dismissal like any other.
Meanwhile, in the T20 international in Karachi, the Pakistan Cricket Board has spent so much on security for this tour that even with corporate support, it will not be profitable. It is a loss-leader for the country, intended to reassure the English that this is a safe place to visit and the international community that Pakistan is a safe place to conduct business. Before the games started, you could identify the three-man sniper teams stationed surrounding the stadium: one on the roof of the Indus University, another on top of the enormous billboard promoting Strawberryade, and a third over a residential building silhouetted by the evening sun.
Finally, former Australian captain Tim Paine might make an unexpected return to first-class cricket next week, when Tasmania plays its inaugural Sheffield Shield match. Paine has not played cricket since resigning as Test captain in November 2021 due to a sexting incident, after which he took a lengthy hiatus from the sport. His last first-class match was in April 2021, but the 37-year-old returned to Tasmania during preseason after indicating to new coach Jeff Vaughan that he wanted to resume playing.