Club cricket bowler coughs up 13 wides in 92-run over

Umpire signals wide

A recent club cricket match in Bangladesh saw a bowler concede 92 runs in one over.

Lalmatia Cricket Club opening bowler Sujon Mahmud deliberately bowled three no-balls and 13 wides, which all resulted in boundaries, and four legitimate deliveries, which cost 12 runs.

Mahmud’s intended expense was in protest over poor umpiring, after Axiom Cricket Club earlier restricted Lalmatia Cricket Club for 88 all in 14 overs.

“It started at the toss,” Lalmatia Cricket Club general secretary Adnan Rahman Dipon told the Dhaka Tribune.

“My captain was not allowed to see the coin and we were sent into bat first – and the umpires’ decisions went against us.

“My players are young, aged around 17, 18 and 19 years old. They could not tolerate the injustice and then reacted by giving away 92 runs in four deliveries.”

Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesperson Jalal Yunus told AFP: “This is very unusual – so many wides and no-balls. We have asked match officials to submit a report in this regard.

“Once we’ve received the report, we will launch a formal investigation.”

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