Umpire catches Pant with tapes on gloves
After a humiliating first day, India had another poor 2nd day at Leeds. As England batsmen made merry in great batting conditions and India find themselves in a 345 run deficit.
Indians received another jolt just after the tea break. When the umpires asked Rishabh Pant to remove tapes on his keeping gloves. The ring finger and the small finger of the gloves appeared to be taped. Which is contradictory to what the law of cricket allows. Umpire catches Pant with tapes on gloves, makes him remove tapes.
The law on the above subject is as under :
Law 27.2 designed for gloves states as follows,
27.2.1 – If, as permitted under 27.1, the wicketkeeper wears gloves, they shall have no webbing between the fingers except joining index finger and thumb, where webbing may be inserted as a means of support.
After this happened, David Lloyd in the sky sports commentary team. Said that Malan should be recalled as his catch which is taken by Pant is deemed illegal now. To which Nasser Hussain replied that already a lot of catches are taken in 1st 2 tests with tapes on.
It may be mentioned that Malan was dismissed on last ball before tea to a leg side catch by Pant.
Virat Kohli took out the tapes from the gloves in front of the umpires with Pant by his side. The game soon resumed after tea .
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