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Brathwaite ready to risk sanction for the team in ‘No-Ball’ case

The third and final T20I between Bangladesh and Windies was marred by some controversial decisions ejected by the match officials.

Players and umpires in a discussion after a confusion over a no-ball
Players and umpires in a discussion after a confusion over a no-ball

The ‘No-ball’ call by umpire Tanvir Ahmed was also a wicket delivery that occurred in the middle of the fourth over created massive chaos among both team cricketers and officials involved to regulate the match. The proceeding was stopped for a while as Carlos Brathwaite ran towards the boundary line to confront the third and fourth umpire in presence of Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan in the dugout.

Brathwaite, is, therefore, under risk to be sanctioned for postponing the match for eight long minutes but the Windies skipper, unfazed by the possibility, said he had to stand by his team no matter what would happen.

“Sanctions may come and go, but if you don’t stand for something, you fall for everything,” Brathwaite said later.

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“If the sanctions are to be handed, I would gladly take it. My team-mates need to be stood up for and as the captain of the ship, I will stand up for them,” he added.

“Everyone saw that it was not a no-ball,” the Windies skipper added.

“For a young man who is inexperienced, Oshane Thomas was under the pump. To finally get a dismissal but the ball has gone to your name as free-hit, to bowl the extra ball with an extra run, obviously it messed his mindset. As captain I had to take fall for the team. I had to make a stance not just for myself or the team but for West Indies cricket,” he further said.

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