ICC’s double standards exposed yet again as Indian cricketers get away with accusing broadcaster of cheating
It isn't the first time that the Indian cricket team has gotten away with something which goes against the spirit of the game.
The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s double standards have once again been exposed as they have decided against filing any formal charge against any Indian player following the Dean Elgar’s DRS controversy.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the ICC’s officials talked with the Indian team management cautioning them about their conduct after DRS gave the South African captain not out. It isn’t the first time that the Indian cricket team has gotten away with something which goes against the spirit of the game.
In such an instance, Indian pacer Muhammad Siraj wasn’t penalized after he hit Temba Bavuma with the ball, when the batter was well-inside the popping crease. However, Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi was fined for a similar incident against Bangladesh.
Inconsistency by match officials in cricket continues:
Shaheen Shah Afridi throws the ball and hits the batter – 15% fine & 1 demerit point
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It is pertinent to mention that just over a month ago, Australia’s Travis Head was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for swearing at himself during the first Ashes test.
But, the ICC has decided not to take any action against Virat Kohli and co. after he went up to the stump mic and addressed SuperSport, the broadcaster.
The Indian skipper accused the broadcaster of cheating for the home side. “Focus on your team while they shine the ball. Not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time,” Virat Kohli had said. Furthermore, Ashwin directly addressed the broadcaster as he said, “You should find better ways to win, SuperSport.”
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