Windies all-rounder Kieron Pollard might land himself in trouble after he apparently bowled a deliberate no ball on Monday during a Caribbean Premier League match which prevented Evin Lewis from scoring a whirlwind century. St Kitts and Nevis got a target of 129 to win. Leis got them off to a sensational start as he blazed his way to 32 balls 97 and was on the verge of completing an exciting century but a no ball from Kieron Pollard prevented him from reaching the landmark.
Barbados Tridents all-rounder Pollard bowled a huge no ball and sent down a bouncer who would have been eventually called a wide ball as the ball went way above his head. It was a un sportsmanship act which left the whole world fuming, and t have irked the IPL officials too.
“The incident at the end of the match between Barbados Tridents and the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots … where the match was ended with a no ball bowled by Kieron Pollard is being reviewed,” the CPL announced in a statement.
“The CPL are very concerned by any suggestion that the action of any player can be considered to have brought the game or the league into disrepute. Cricket owes so much of its unique appeal to the spirit in which the game is played and as a cricket tournament the CPL understand the importance of fair play and good sportsmanship.”
It is not the first time this has been done in cricket as a few years back it was Sri Lankan off spinner Suraj Randiv which prevented former Indian opener Virender Sehwag from scoring a century. India needed one to win, and Sehwag needed 5 to get to a century. Randiv bowled a huge no ball, and it might have been from the suggestion of the then Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara.