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Harmanpreet Kaur maintains strong stance on Deepti Sharma's Mankad controversy

After the incident, fans of England and some veterans were angry about Deepti's decision. But skipper Harmanpreet Kaur strongly supported her.

Aachal Maniyar Written By: Aachal Maniyar New Delhi Published on: September 30, 2022 20:09 IST
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Highlights

  • Harmanpreet said it is time to move on while backing Deepti's act
  • Mankading is currently listed in the ‘Unfair Play’ section of the laws
  • India will face Sri Lanka in their opening match of the women's Asia Cup on Saturday

Harmanpreet Kaur maintained her strong stance on the controversial run-out of  Charlie Dean by Deepti Sharma. The mankading that led to India's 3-0 whitewash of England last week, was not planned but within the rules, Kaur said on Friday.

  • What was the incident?

While chasing 170 runs, Team England batters struggled to score runs and kept on losing wickets. However, Dean (47) turned the tables and nearly pulled a win for the hosts after they were 67/7 and then 103/8.

Also Read: What is Mankading? Know history, rules and other details

Indian player Deepti Sharma dismissed England batter Dean through Mankading. Deepti saw Dean outside the crease at the non-striker's end and removed the bails before completing her delivery stride.

The mode of dismissal is currently listed in the ‘Unfair Play’ section of the laws but is set to be moved to the ‘Run Out’ section from October 1 when an update in the ICC Playing Conditions comes into effect.

Upon her arrival in India, Deepti said she had warned Dean multiple times before she took the bails off. England captain Heather Knight, who sat out of the series due to injury, accused Deepti of lying.

Speaking ahead of the Women's Asia Cup, Harmanpreet said it is time to move on while backing Deepti's act.

"We were noting these things from the last couple of games. She was taking long strikes and undue advantage, it was Deepti's awareness (that she took the bails off)," Harmanpreet said.

"It was not part of the plan but everyone was there to win the game. Whenever you are on the ground, you want to win at any cost. The most important thing is to play within the rules. Whatever we did was very much in the rules.

"Whatever happened, it was not part of the plan but it has happened, we need to move on," said Harmanpreet.

India will face Sri Lanka in their opening match of the women's Asia Cup on Saturday. 

(Inputs from PTI)

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