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KXIP owner slams BCCI for umpire error

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Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta was not happy with the umpiring as an error of judgement cost them the game against Delhi Capitals in the end.

It was just the second day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the cricket world already witnessed a super over. However, more than the super over, the controversial decision of the on-field umpire grabbed most of the limelight in the end.

While chasing Delhi’s 157 runs, Kings XI Punjab was cruising to victory courtesy of Mayank Agarwal’s clinical knock. During the 19th over of KXIP chase, the square leg-umpire deemed that Chris Jordan had failed to cross the line and thus adjudged the second run as short.

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At that moment, it didn’t look like it will matter in the end and the umpire will get away with it. But it took everyone by surprise after Punjab failed to score one run in the last three balls and took the game to the super over. Thus, the controversial decision and that one run which was not given proved to be the decider.

Rightfully so, KXIP owner was gutted and furious with the umpire. She took no time to post on her social media handle and asked the BCCI to introduce new rule so that this doesn’t keep happening every year.

“I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic, did 6 days of Quarantine & 5covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new rules. This cannot happen every year,” she tweeted.

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