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ICC won’t change bails after WC wicket problems

12 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The International Cricket Council have ignored pleas from World Cup stars to resolve the bail controversy that threatens to spoil the tournament.

India captain Virat Kohli and Australia skipper Aaron Finch joined forces to condemn the “unfair” problem on Sunday. Australia’s David Warner avoided being bowled early in his side’s unsuccessful run-chase against India when he deflected Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery onto the wicket via his boot. Not for the first time in this tournament, the ball struck the stumps but failed to dislodge the bails, meaning Warner earned an unexpected reprieve.

“We wouldn’t change anything mid-event as it would compromise the integrity of the event - the equipment is the same for all 10 teams across all 48 games,” the International Cricket Council, the sport’s’s global governing body, told Sky Sports in a statement on Tuesday.


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