CPL : First Cricketer To Get Red Card In Cricket!!
Written by keerthiga Published on Aug 28, 2023 | 01:26 AM IST | 206
“Sunil Narine” Receives First-Ever Red Card in CPL 2023. In a historic turn of events during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023, cricket witnessed a groundbreaking moment as Sunil Narine became the first player to be issued a red card under the newly introduced rule. The incident unfolded during the 12th match of the tournament between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKN) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) at Warner Park in Basseterre on a memorable Sunday.
The spotlight fell on the veteran spin bowler during the final over of the Patriots’ innings. Umpire Zahid Bassarath displayed the red card, indicating that the Trinbago Knight Riders were guilty of violating the slow-over rate regulations. The Knight Riders had fallen behind the required over rate in their last three overs, leading to this unprecedented moment. As a result of this penalty, the Knight Riders were left grappling with only ten players available for the concluding over. Additionally, they encountered the challenge of having just two fielders stationed outside the 30-yard circle. With Sunil Narine having already completed his allocated four overs, he was promptly sent off the field, making this incident a significant juncture in the CPL 2023.
The newly implemented rules in the CPL stipulate a series of penalties if the bowling team fails to commence their overs within the designated time frames. If the 18th over does not initiate on time, an extra fielder is allowed within the 30-yard circle, while four are permitted in the outfield. The same principle applies to the 19th over. However, if the final over’s commencement is delayed, one player is required to exit the field, leaving only two players outside the circle. The Trinbago Knight Riders incurred all three penalties during this particular match.
The consequences of this turn of events were swiftly seized upon by Patriots’ batter Sherfane Rutherford, who capitalized on the disrupted fielding configuration. In the final over, expertly bowled by Dwayne Bravo, Rutherford amassed an impressive 18 runs, magnifying the impact of the Knight Riders’ violation.
Kieron Pollard, a respected figure in the cricketing world, voiced his opinion on the matter, expressing his reservations about the severity of the penalty. He stated, “If you are penalized for 30-45 seconds in a tournament like this, it is absolutely ridiculous.” Pollard’s sentiment reflects a concern shared by many who believe that a red card, which has implications for both the player and the team, might be too harsh for certain instances.
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Reflecting on the game itself, the Patriots, after choosing to bat first, managed to amass a total of 178/5 in their allotted 20 overs. The standout player was Rutherford, who crafted an unbeaten innings of 62 runs from 38 deliveries, punctuated by 4 fours and 5 sixes. Sunil Narine, prior to his early departure from the field, successfully completed his four-over quota and secured a three-wicket haul, conceding a mere 24 runs.
First red card in #CPL.
" If you are penalized for 30-45 seconds in a tournament like this, it is absolutely ridiculous " ~ Kieron Pollardpic.twitter.com/LZy0aaypAR
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In response to the Patriots’ score, the Trinbago Knight Riders executed an impressive chase, reaching the target in just 17.1 overs with six wickets in hand. Nicholas Pooran emerged as the star of the show with an explosive knock, scoring 61 from only 32 deliveries, which included 5 fours and 4 sixes. The team’s captain, Kieron Pollard, also played a crucial role, contributing an unbeaten 37-run innings that helped seal their victory.
The introduction of the red card rule has undoubtedly added a new layer of excitement and strategy to the CPL. Sunil Narine’s unexpected departure from the field due to the red card has marked a pivotal moment in cricket history. As the CPL 2023 continues to unfold, fans and players alike will eagerly observe how this rule influences the dynamics of the game and shapes future encounters.
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