Leads: In the current Test series between India and England, the series of controversies is not taking its name to stop. Actually, during the third Test match being played in Leeds, there has been a ruckus about the wicketkeeping gloves of Team India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. On the second day of the third Test, Rishabh Pant was asked to remove the tape on his wicketkeeping gloves.
Rishabh Pant’s gloves created a ruckus
During the Leeds Test, match officials Alex Wharf and Richard Kettleborough asked Rishabh Pant to remove the tape on his wicketkeeping gloves. During this, captain Virat Kohli was also seen interacting with the on-field umpires for a long time.
Umpires ask Rishabh Pant to remove the tape
Rishabh Pant was asked by the on-field umpires to remove the tape on his gloves before the first ball of the third session was bowled, as the tape connected the fourth and fifth fingers. According to the Laws of Cricket 27.2.1, the tape can only be applied between the index finger and the thumb.
These are the rules of cricket
As per the rules, no fingers other than the index finger (the finger with the thumb) and the thumb can be tied on the gloves. Former England captain Nasser Hussain said on this matter, ‘There are many rules about connecting fingers with tape, but we are hearing from the third umpire, Richard Inlingworth, that Pant was not allowed to do this. He cannot tie his gloves like this.
Nasir Hussain commented
Interestingly, the umpires removed the tapes from Rishabh Pant’s gloves after David Malan was caught behind the wickets on the last ball before the tee-break. Commentators Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd at the time clarified the confusion of the audience.