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June 4, 2014

Is Mankading inherently unsporting?


It's not in keeping with the spirit of cricket, unless a batsman is clearly looking to get an unfair headstart on purpose.


It's within the laws. It's not rocket science for a batsman to be aware that he can't leave his crease before the ball is delivered.


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June 11, 2014, 15:35 GMT


It is completely against both the spirit and the laws of the game to allow a bowler to fake bowling a delivery and then turn round and attempt to catch the unsuspecting non-striker out for a cheap dismissal. If this continues to be allowed, imagine where it will lead! We will have "bowlers" whose speciality is not in delivering the ball to the striker as the game was intended to be played but by getting their wickets through devious and immoral means by continuously faking to bowl and then spinning round making cheap shots against the nonstriker.

Once you have started your bowling action, you should be obliged to complete it. None of this underhanded devilry to turn round and land a low blow on the innocent non-striker. It should have been dead ball every time.

June 9, 2014, 20:33 GMT


I believe it is possible for virtually any slow bowler to 'mankad' the non-striker every ball by pretending to bowl but nicking off the bails as the non-striker leaves his crease AFTER he thinks the ball is on its way to the other end - try it!! oldboyba

June 9, 2014, 6:58 GMT


Yes...because it LOOKS to be an unsporting way of dismissing a batsman especially if that batsman is playing well. Though the Laws uphold this form of dismissal as valid, by nature, no cricketer worth his salt and self-respect would like to use this option unless his goodness is severely tested by the non-striker. Hence, traditionally as a gesture of goodwill, the erring batsman is always warned by the bowler at least once. In most cases, the batsman respects the alert and falls in line. In cases, where he doesn't, it is unsporting on the part of the batsman and not the bowler to ignore the warning...and in doing so he leaves himself open for the ultimate humiliation. Here it is also important for the Umpire to step in and have a quiet word with the batsman to remind him of the Law and likelihood of inviting the ignominy of such a exceptional dismissal.

June 9, 2014, 1:09 GMT


I think ICC should change the rule to a 5 run penalty system if any batsman do this more then one time. Umpire on field should warn the batsman one time then their team lose 5 run if the batsman do the same again. Its not against the rule to run someone out in this fashion but it doesn't look good because cricket is still a gentle mans game. I hope ICC or its cricket committee will think about it.

June 5, 2014, 4:50 GMT


Sir Donald Bradman quoted after the first incident of Mankading saying that "For the life of me, I can't understand why [the press] questioned his sportsmanship. The laws of cricket make it quite clear that the nonstriker must keep within his ground until the ball has been delivered. If not, why is the provision there which enables the bowler to run him out? By backing up too far or too early, the nonstriker is very obviously gaining an unfair advantage."

June 18, 2014, 11:14 GMT


If mankading is unsporting then batsman taking few yards before the bowlers delivery stride completion is also unsporting..i think no need to warn the batsman if he is taking unfair advantage of running few yards before the delivery..how come it is called as sportsmanship if batsman is taking few yards even after several warnings..tell me guys..

June 9, 2014, 8:48 GMT


SInce when is adhering to the laws of the game not sportsmanship. why is a batsman stumped? should the keeper warn the batsman the first time he leaves the crease to play a shot? maybe the batsman didnt intend to leave the crease but lost his balance and was stumped - so he was not trying to get an advantage - this was the same argument brought in by some saying butler hadn't made a big run or something... so stumping inherently becomes unsporting too??

June 9, 2014, 7:10 GMT


players have to sticks and admire the law.spirit examined by whiting sort of circumstance. player will not be able to get short runs and referees need to check which of them runs are short runs while they complete the run,as well as when they start the runs. and batsmen should be in/on the crease while fielders are attempting to run out/stumps.there is no even 1cm advantage.even boundaries are reviewed by TV umpires to check whether it is 4 or 6.there isn't any distance advantage again.single run can be change whole tournament.

June 9, 2014, 6:12 GMT


Batsman was already been warned and Batsman should also show some respect to the bolwer and the rule. so it was totally fair..

June 8, 2014, 23:46 GMT


all batsmen should know they should in the Crees until the bowler deliver his delivery.so i think monkading is under the cricket law.if any batsmen leaving the Crees before the delivery it helps him to take more runs.