Bangladesh board to raise issue of "Controversial Umpiring Decision" after Virat Kohli's "fake fielding": Report
The match between India and Bangladesh on Wednesday ended with a nail-biting finish, and it was India that came out victorious in the end. They defeated Bangladesh by five runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
That game saw some good performances from the Indian batters and Litton Das from Bangladesh. Some bowlers also did great jobs, but some things raised the eyebrows of many, including fans from Pakistan and Bangladesh. However, one incident that is gathering more controversy was the "fake fielding" by Virat Kohli.
Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Nurul Hasan accused the former Indian captain of intentionally doing "fake fielding" during the second innings. On the other hand, skipper Shakib Al Hasan was seen involved in an animated discussion with the umpires ahead of the resumption of the game after the rain break.
As per some media reports, it is now known that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to report and raise the "controversial umpiring decision" made during the game to the "proper forum".
As per Cricbuzz, the cricket operation chairman of BCB, Jalal Yunus, said that the Bangladesh skipper also had words with the umpires about "fake fielding," but the conversation was not entertained by the umpires. He said that the BCB has discussed that matter and also notified the umpires of Kohli's "fake throw".
He said, "We have notified the umpires about the fake throw but he said he did not notice it and that is the reason he did not take the review. We have it in our head so that we can raise the issue in the proper forum."
On the other hand, Jalal also said that ahead of the resumption of the game after the rain break, Shakib also requested to the umpires to start the game a little late because the outfield was still wet, but the request was turned down by the umpires.
Bangladesh were given a target of 151 runs in 16 overs. Chasing the target, they fell short by five runs and made 146/8 in their 20 overs. That loss against India has certainly hurt Bangladesh's hopes of making it to the semifinals.