Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is reviewing the no-ball bowled by Kieron Pollard at the end of Sunday’s match between Barbados Tridents and the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Hero CPL, in a release this afternoon, said it is very concerned by suggestions that the action of a player could be considered to have brought the game or the league into disrepute.
Pollard, the Tridents captain, bowled a big no-ball when opposition batsman Evin Lewis was on 97 off 32 balls, with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots needing one run to beat Barbados Tridents in the Twenty20 competition.
The no-ball gave 25-year-old Lewis’ side the win but saw him miss out on the chance of a ton after he and captain Chris Gayle reached 129-0.
The move has been criticised by cricket fans who suggest that it was deliberate.
CPL said: “Cricket owes so much of its unique appeal to the spirit in which the game is played and as a cricket tournament, the Hero CPL understands the importance of fair play and good sportsmanship”.
The Patriots beat Barbados Tridents by 10 wickets in the final preliminary match of the Caribbean Premier League. (Jamaica Observer)