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    bbl | Adam Zampa defends decision to appeal run out


    Jan 4, 2023

    Melbourne: Melbourne Stars captain Adam Zampa has said that he had the right to run out Tom Rogers at the bowling end against the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL) on Tuesday. The third umpire, however, dismissed Zampa’s appeal. The Renegades registered a 33-run win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday as the Stars were unable to chase down a target of 142.

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    On Tuesday, when Adam Zampa was bowling in the last over, he stopped before bowling the ball and ran him out to Rogers who was out of the crease. The umpire, however, told Zampa that he had completed his bowling action. He then sought the assistance of the TV umpire, who also held the same view, declaring Rogers not out. Despite criticism on social media and even expressions of surprise from some Australian players, Zampa stood by his stand on Wednesday, saying he was only following the rules.

    “I think I had the right to do so, it is in accordance with the rules,” SEN quoted Zampa as saying. According to the Laws of Cricket, a bowler can run out a batsman at the bowling end if he leaves the crease before completing his bowling action. In Zampa’s case, however, he had completed his bowling action.

    Zampa said, “Tom Rogers was getting out of the crease before I bowled… He was taking advantage of it. I bowled a good ball to McKenzie Harvey but two runs were scored whereas if Rogers had not done it, it would have been one. I thought he definitely did something he shouldn’t have done” (Agency)

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