Rajshahi Kings fined for Mehidy’s ‘fake fielding’
Rajshahi Kings’ skipper Mehidy Hasan became the first Bangladeshi to be found guilty of ‘fake fielding’ during the match between Rajshahi Kings and Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
In the cricket field, fake fielding is a rare sight nowadays as it gets easily caught and the team gets imposed with a five-run penalty. A Bangladeshi player was never found guilty of doing such act before today, but Mehidy broke the shackles as the skipper was found doing fake fielding.
And according to the rules, Rangpur Riders were awarded 5 runs. Interestingly so, Rajshahi Kings won the match by 5 runs and it’s needless to say that the result could have gone either way due to Mehidy’s act of fake fielding.
It happened during Rangpur Riders’ innings in the 12th over when Rilee Rossouw started to run after hitting the ball and Mehidy acted like he got the ball after a fake slide. Seeing so, Rossouw decided not to take the second run and the umpires felt that it was fake fielding and gave Rangpur Riders five runs.
It has been not too long when the International Cricket Council (ICC) made a rule and a punishment for the fake fielding. In 2017, ICC enforced the rule and for the first time today, it was seen during a game in Bangladesh.
Watch Mehidy’s ‘fake fielding’ moments here-