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Kings XI Punjab lodge appeal against ‘short run’ call in Delhi Capitals game

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has officially lodged an appeal with match referee Javagal Srinath over a ‘short run’ decision given against them in the 2nd match of the 2020 IPL against Delhi Capitals.

Satish Menon, the CEO of KXIP, said, “We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world-class tournament like the IPL. This one could cost us a playoff berth. A loss of a game is a loss of a game. It is unfair. I hope the rules are reviewed so that there is no margin for human error.”

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Menon also told ESPNcricinfo, “Even if you give the benefit of doubt to human error, in a Twenty20 match, a crunch match, there should be nothing called an error. Because you have got technology today for everything.”

The incident on Sunday took place when Mayank Agarwal tapped the ball towards mid-on to comfortably complete two runs. TV replays confirmed Jordan turned for a second run only after dragging his bat inside the crease for the first run. Yet, umpire Nitin Menon, stationed at square leg at the time, deemed it to be a run short.

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Jordan was caught at square leg off the final delivery with Kings XI needing one run for victory, thereby forcing the game into a Super Over, which the KXIP lost eventually.