World Cup 2019: 10 controversies which stayed in the headlines in league stage
Here is a list of top ten controversial moments from the league stages of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Published - Jul 9, 2019 1:19 pm | Updated - Jul 9, 2019 1:19 pm
Just like wins, losses, euphoria, heartbreak and injuries, controversies are a part and parcel of the game. Though they are unwanted, but not unavoidable. At a big stage like ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, any minute abnormality sparks a huge controversy. Whether it is a player who did not act according to the laws of the game or any off-field incident that incites rage, controversies are very common nowadays.
The 2019 edition of the World Cup was no different to it, both on and off the field. While some controversies had to deal with the gestures of specific players, others included the stands of specific cricket boards.
Let us have a look at 10 controversies that rocked the league stage:
10. Non-bailable bails
Let us get this one off the list first. With the bails becoming digital to ensure precision in decision-making while checking run-outs, its weight has increased considerably. Since the past few months, bails not falling off despite the ball hitting the stumps has become a common occurrence.
After the IPL, the bail controversy has rocked the World Cup. The bails have not fallen many times after getting hit by the ball, with David Warner, Chris Gayle and Quinton de Kock being the beneficiaries. Many pundits are arguing to declare the batsman out once the light from the bail is on.