T20 World Cup 2022: 3 Instances when umpires penalised teams

There have been a few times when the rules have not been adhered to in the ongoing T20 extravaganza and umpires have penalised teams for the same.

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UAE VS NAM. (Photo Source: MARTIN KEEP/AFP via Getty Images)

The T20 World Cup 2022 kicked off on October 16 with the First Round and the action moved towards the Super 12 stage from October 22. In over two weeks of compelling cricket played so far, we have witnessed some astonishing performances in the biggest T20 carnival of the year.

While teams are battling it out on the cricket field in a bid to be the best of the best, the umpires have ensured that the game is conducted within the laws. However, there have been a few times when the rules have not been adhered to, and umpires have taken cognizance and also penalised teams for the same.

Let us look at the instances when umpires have penalised teams in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022:

3. UAE vs Namibia

Namibia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the stage for Match number ten in the First Round of the T20 extravaganza on October 20. It was a must-win game for Namibia to enter the Super 12 stage. 

After electing to bat first, UAE posted 148 runs on the board with Muhammad Waseem top-scoring (50 runs off 41 deliveries) for them. In response, Namibia were in a spot of bother at 69 for 7.

But David Wiese and Ruben Trumpelmann staged a remarkable comeback and took the game right down to the wire. Gerhard Erasmus & co. required 14 runs off the final over and the match was on a knife’s edge.

However, there was a twist in the game as UAE failed to start their 20th over within the allocated time. And thus, the penalty for slow over-rate was imposed and they had to bring an extra fielder inside the 30-yard circle for the final over. 

The game appeared to move narrowly towards Namibia as there were fewer boundary riders on the field. But Waseem held his nerve and bowled an incredible final over conceding just six runs to take UAE across the line and Namibia were knocked out of the competition.

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