Kings XI Punjab franchise have filed an appeal with the match referee Javagal Srinath following an umpiring mistake during the match.
Kings XI was chasing the target of 158 runs set by the Delhi Capitals as the match went deep until the final over. It was during the 19th over that the umpire Nitin Menon denied one run to Punjab despite it begin the complete run.
Chris Jordan had touched the line while taking a run off Rabada’s delivery but the umpiring glitch cost them the match. Subsequently, Punjab fell short by one run as the match went into the super over, which they lost in the end.
After the loss, team CEO Satish Menon said it could “cost them a playoff spot” on what could have been a possible victory.
“We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world-class tournament like the IPL. This one could cost us a playoff berth. A loss of a game is a loss of a game. It is unfair. I hope the rules are reviewed so that there is no margin for human error.” Satish told PTI.
Earlier, team owner Priety Zinta had expressed disappointment over the umpiring error despite so many technological aid.
The TV replays showed Jordan completing the first run as he went running for the second run and give the strike to Mayank Agarwal. The BCCI is yet to respond on the incident and also to the appeal filed by the franchise.