IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: League official rejects report of Virat Kohli clashing with match referee after umpiring howler

The IPL official added that an upset RCB skipper Virat Kohli had a word with errant umpire S Ravi, whose failure to sight a no ball by Lasith Malinga proved costly for the home team during its six run loss to the Mumbai Indians in Thursday's encounter.

Press Trust of India, Mar 29, 2019 20:08:08 IST

New Delhi: BCCI match referee Manu Nayyar has not submitted any adverse report against umpires Sundaram Ravi and C Nandan for their howlers during the IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, an official said Friday.

An upset RCB skipper Virat Kohli had a word with errant umpire S Ravi, whose failure to sight a no ball by Lasith Malinga proved costly for the home team during its six run loss to the Mumbai Indians in Thursday's IPL encounter.

File image of RCB captain Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

File image of RCB captain Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

It has been learnt that umpire Ravi had a word with the RCB skipper before leaving the premises and he did express his regret.

"Nayyar's report is also not very critical," an IPL official privy to the discussion told PTI on condition of anonymity.

"Virat was upset and told Ravi that this no ball cost them dearly. Ravi expressed his regret and admitted that he didn't take the right decision at that moment," he added.

The official said that Nayyar's report is not critical as the errors are purely human, under pressure circumstances. He also rubbished unsubstantiated reports that Kohli had barged into Nayyar's room to express his anger against Ravi.

"The reports of Kohli barging in match referee's room and all that published in a website is a figment of imagination. Nothing of that sort happened," the official said.

"Once Virat said what he had to during presentation ceremony, why does he even need to go to Nayyar? He made it clear what he felt about umpiring," he added referring to Kohli's post-match comment that the umpires should have kept their eyes open.

Ravi couldn't spot a no ball bowled by Malinga off the last delivery with RCB needing six runs to take the game to Super Over. As a result, the home team was denied a free-hit which could have changed the complexion of the match.

Kohli vented his anger at the post match presentation ceremony where he said that umpires should be aware that this is not a "club level game" and "should have been more sharp.

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Updated Date: Mar 29, 2019 20:47:32 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254