ACA concerns over the use of stump microphones
The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) has expressed concerns over the use of ‘stump microphones’.
The ACA said it’s not against the use of stump mics but wants clarity over the “rules of engagement” so that any unintentional field conversation might not impose ‘unwanted sanctions’ over cricketers.
ACA Chief Alistair Nicholson said as quoted by SEN (a Melbourne based radio station), “I wouldn’t say we’re not happy. (Players are) aware things can potentially unintentionally be picked up whether it’s accidental swearing or things like that.”
“We’re conscious we don’t necessarily want players to be slapped with code-of-conduct fines when they really are working as hard as they can to bring that element of the game through that we’ve never had.
“It’s more caution than negativity but very much wanting to embrace it,” he said.
In the ongoing Test series between Australia and India, both team’s cricketers are found engaged in heated conversations on field heard over the stump microphone, the most talked one was happened between Virat Kohli and Tim Paine during the second Test in Perth.
The four match Test series is leveled one all with India having won the first one by 31 runs in Adelaide but the home team fired back in the second occasion in Perth, defeating the subcontinent giants by 146 runs.
The third match is going on at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, India are leading by 346 runs in their second innings at stumps of day three.
India will end the tour with three match limited over series.