Really what a World Cup it was, full of dramas, emotions & controversies. Here’s a list of the controversies that happened during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 played in England from May 30 to July 14.
Dhoni’s ‘Balidan’ Gloves
During India’s opener against South Africa in Southampton, MS Dhoni’s green wicketkeeping gloves had a dagger logo embossed, which looked like an Army insignia.
The rule-book allows for only one sponsor’s logo on the wicketkeeping gloves. In Dhoni’s case, he already sports an SG logo on his gloves.
Taking a firm stand on the issue, the ICC denied the former India captain permission to wear the dagger insignia on his keeping gloves despite BCCI’s assertion that it wasn’t “a military symbol”.
Sanjay Manjrekar and Ravindra Jadeja got into an ugly spat
In an interview, Sanjay Manjrekar said that India should look to play a proper batsman or a bowler instead of a ‘bits and pieces’ player like Jadeja. To which the all-rounder responded on Twitter and asked Manjrekar to stop his ‘verbal diarrhea’.
Windies slam atrocious umpiring
Cricket legend Michael Holding has slammed the match officials for their ‘atrocious’ umpiring during the World Cup clash between Australia and West Indies. Several umpiring howlers were made as West Indies lost by 15 runs at Trent Bridge. Both on-field umpires, Chris Gaffaney and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, ended up getting two decisions overturned per head, with the New Zealand official also failing to notice a very obvious no-ball call, the ball before Mitchell Starc got Chris Gayle out.
Rohit Sharma’s dismissal
During India’s match against West Indies, a Kemar Roach delivery swung back in and it appeared that the Indian opener had nicked it. But the on-field umpire did not think so. The decision then went to the third umpire, who gave Sharma out despite inconclusive evidence to overturn the decision of the on-field umpire. What was worse was that the third umpire Michael Gough took only two replays to give his decision.
Stoked Out! One Run Too Many
During the final, with 9 to win from three, a throw from the deep deflected by Stokes’ bat went to the boundary and made the target considerably easy for the English.
Confusing ICC Rules
After the final ended in no result, with a tied game and a tied super over, the ICC rules dictated that the match be awarded to England as they had hit more boundaries during their innings.
This World Cup had more washed out games that the rest of the World Cups in history
Everyone knew that it rains during this time of the English summer. So why didn’t the ICC schedule the World Cup accordingly. Also, if you noticed, unlike the rest of the world, when it rained the groundsmen would only cover the pitch and the area surrounding it, leaving the ground to soak the rain, making playing conditions tough
Graphical error by the broadcaster
Due to a graphical error by the broadcaster, MS Dhoni’s runout in the Semifinal caused a lot of unrest among Indian fans. The graphic showed that there were 6 fielders outside the 30-yard circle during 41-50 overs, causing a lot of confusion.
Source : Scoopwoop