Trinbago Knight Riders captain Kieron Pollard took social distancing to a whole new level when he appeared near the 30-year circle in protest of a terrible decision by the umpire during his team’s game against the St. Lucia Kings went to the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021). .
The incident occurred during the 19thNS over the Trinbago Knight Riders innings when St. Lucia Kings bowler Wahab Riaz bowled a wide ball. Striking batsman Tim Seifert struggled to reach the ball and even fell over because the ball was extremely far.
However, the referee did not signal a wide, so that both Tim Seifert and captain Kieron Pollard were visibly dissatisfied with the call. While the former had no choice but to accept it, the latter decided to protest.
CPL 2021: Kieron Pollard walks away to protest referee’s bad decision; Stands near the 30 yard circle (watch video)
In a viral video making the rounds on social media, Kieron Pollard is seen having a heated argument with the referee for not calling a visible wide ball. After a few moments of fruitless discussions, Pollard can be seen protesting. The veteran took a walk and stood near the 30 yard mark before returning to a more regular location.
Here is the video of the incident:
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Speaking of the match: The Knight Riders, the defending champions, got their CPL 2021 campaign back on track after a stuttering start with a commanding win over St. Lucia Kings. Two days ago Knight Riders had lost an exciting five-run chase to Kings, but there were no slip-ups in this game.
The Trinbago Knight Riders were used first by the captain of the St. Lucia Kings, Faf du Plessis, who won the litter and made it to the field. Sunil Narine (24), Kieron Pollards 41 in 29 balls and Tim Seifert 37 in 25 balls brought the Knight Riders to 158/7 in 20 overs. Kesrick Williams was the most successful bowler for St. Lucia Kings with numbers 4/24.
In response, the St. Lucia Kings innings never got underway despite Andre Fletcher’s 81 * in 55 balls. Besides Fletcher, Faf du Plessis and Mark Deyal did 14 runs each. St. Lucia Kings only managed 131/7 in 20 overs and lost the match with 27 runs.
Ravi Rampaul (3/34) and Isuru Udana (2/32) were the most successful bowlers of the Trinbago Knight Riders. Kieron Pollard was named Player of the Game for his efforts.
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