The final match of the Women’s Premier League became the subject of discussions in its second over. This tournament, which started on March 4th, reached its decisive moments after 21 days and 26 matches, and within 10 minutes, an incident occurred that perhaps no spectator had expected.
Delhi’s captain, Meg Lanning, decided to bat first after winning the toss. However, her start was very poor as Shafali Verma got out caught in the second over of the innings. Although her dismissal has become the topic of discussion.
The level of umpiring in the Women’s Premier League has been a topic of discussion so far, with fans and players questioning some decisions made by the on-field umpires as well as the third umpire throughout the season.
Once again, the umpire’s decision came under scrutiny when in the final match, Delhi Capitals’ opening batswoman, Shafali Verma, was declared out on a contentious no-ball. She got out on the second ball of the second over of the innings.
After being given out, Shafali Verma was returning to the pavilion. However, her captain Meg Lanning, who was present at the other end, requested a review. It was observed that the ball had clearly passed over both the wickets and Shafali’s waist height.
Despite this, she was given out. Following this decision, Lanning once again confronted the umpire. Meanwhile, the fans were also expressing their dissatisfaction with Shafali’s dismissal. You can watch the video of this incident from the link provided below.