After spitting with Virat Kohli, referee Nigel Llong damaged the door
BENGALURU: The Relationships Between Players And Referees Look To Have Reached A New Low In This Year's Edition Indian Premier League . De Laatste Spuw Led To English Referee Nigel Llong Relieve His Anger By Kicking The Door Of The Referee Room In The M Chinnaswamy Stadium And Damaging It.
The Incident Was An Aftermath Of His Altercation With Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper Virat Kohli And Pacer Umesh Yadav During The Last Over Van Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings.
Llong Signed The Penultimate Ball Or The 20th Over As No Ball But Television Replays Showed That Yadav's Backfoot Had Landed Behind The Line.
Yadav Walked Up To The Umpire To Express His Dissatisfaction But Was Admonished By Llong And Asked To Continue Bowling. Kohli Too Expressed His Displeasure About The Umpire's Call.
A Livid Lung, 50, An ICC Elite Panel Umpire, Was An Expressing His Displeasure At The Players' Protests. According To Eyewitnesses, At The End Of Sunrisers 'innings, Llong Walked Back To The Pavilion And Kicked The Door To The Umpires' Room In Anger, Damaging It In The Process.
The Incident, It's Learned, Was Brought To The Notice Or Match Referee Narayan Kutty. TOI Could Not Reach Kutty For His Reaction.
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Llong, On His Part, Spoke To The KSCA Officials And Paid Rs 5,000 To The State Association As Compensation For The Damage.
At Contact, Hemang Amin, COO, IPL , Told TOI That He Was Not Aware Of The Incident And Would Look Into The Matter.
KSCA, Meanwhile, Has Decided To Report The Incident To The COA.
“It Was An Unfortunate Incident.
Llong, Who Is Scheduled To Officiate In The IPL Final On Sunday In Hyderabad, Was Also Part Of The Controversial Decision During RCB's Rained-out Match Against Rajasthan Royals When The Bowlers Were Allowed To Bowl Only One In Five-overs Side Contest When A Maximum Or Two Is Allowed, According To Rules.
According To The IPL Rulebook (rule No 188.8.131.52)," For Innings Of Rescheduled Length Of Between Five And Nine Overs, No Bowler May Bowl More Than Two Overs."
Ulhas Gandhe Was The Other Onfield Umpire, While The Third Umpire Was Anil Chaudhary.