Moeen Ali calls for a ban on the Mankad Law
Moeen Ali (PC: Twitter)
Earlier this week, the Indian spinner ran out a charging Charlie Dean at the non-striker end to claim a thrilling win for the ‘Women in Blue’.
While Sharma’s move has garnered mixed responses from all corners, the MCC themselves have clarified the cricketer’s stance by calling it a fair mode of dismissal.
Despite getting a clean chit from the self-proclaimed guardians of cricket laws, England’s interim skipper has called for an overall ban on the controversial runout method.
Moeen Ali says ICC should get rid of Mankad runouts
Ali, who is currently leading the English side in Pakistan, said that running out someone at a non-strikers end without delivering a ball is something he would never do.
The all-rounder added that even though the mode of dismissal is legal, he wished it would not become a regular feature of the sport. He said:
“I don't think I'll ever do it unless I was really angry with someone. It's in the laws and there's nothing illegal so people that do it have the right, but I just hope it doesn't become a common thing, or something that's regularly done.”
The cricketer further said that the ICC should simply get rid of the rule. He was of the opinion that there should be a line instead from where the batters should not be allowed to go past.
“I actually just think they should get rid of them. There should be a line where you can’t go past and you know how the umpires look for the no-balls, they could potentially do the same for that and say, right, he’s got one more, if he does it again, he’s gone.”