Kieron Pollard stood far from the umpire when he protested a wide ball decision.© Twitter
Kieron Pollard has had his own ways of protesting the referee’s decisions while on the pitch. On one occasion he has been seen coming onto the pitch with his mouth taped and standing on the edge of the pitch while on other occasions he kept watch during the Indian Premier League. During a match in the Caribbean Premier League on Tuesday, Pollard, playing for Trinbago Knight Riders, protested the referee’s decision on the pitch by walking away from his position on the non-striker’s side and going wide of the square standing in a position where a conventional short would be mid-wicket.
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Pollard’s protest apparently centered on a pitch by Wahab Riaz of St. Lucia Kings to TKR batsman Tim Seifert that was deemed a legal pitch after the ball was thrown wide outside the stump and Seifert had to stretch his full length while he tried to reach for the ball.
Both Seifert and Pollard looked disappointed at the referee who didn’t call it wide and Seifert even got animated with the referee busy.
Pollard didn’t say a word, however, and walked away from the officer until he had kept a good distance and appeared to be getting ready for the next delivery.
Aside from the on-field antics, Pollard and Seifert added 78 runs for the fifth wicket as TKR put up 158 for 7 after being batted by St Lucia Kings.
Pollard’s 41 out of 26 and Seifert’s 37 out of 25 helped TKR hit a total that ended up being 27 runs too many for St. Lucia as they were limited to 131 for 7 in their 20 overs.
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