England captain denies Indian Deepti Sharma warned Charlie Dean

England captain Heather Knight denied India’s Deepti Sharma repeatedly warned Charlie Dean before opting Mankad to her for the decisive wicket to win the third one-day international.

Heather wrote on her Twitter account Charlie was dismissed legitimately, and India deserved winners of the match and the series, but no warnings were given.

Moreover, she said They don’t need to be given, so it hasn’t made the dismissal any less legitimate, but if they’re comfortable with the decision to affect the run-out, India shouldn’t feel the necessity to explain it by lying about warnings.

Heather tweeted in response to Deepti’s interview on Monday at Kolkata airport. In the interview, Deepti said, the Mankad had been a deliberate plan against Dean, who left the crease early 72 times in her innings.

Deepti said We had warned her also and did it according to the rules and guidelines. Moreover, she said We told the umpires, but she was still there, so we couldn’t do anything.

The Dean got run out in the 44th over when she and Freya Davies’s last wicket of England had steered England to within 17 runs of victory.

On Saturday, Harmanpreet Kaur, the India captain, did not indicate that her side had issued warnings to Dean nor that they had consulted with the umpires. Kaur said I wasn’t aware she was going to run her out.

There is no law in cricket for the bowler to warn the non-striker before running them out, but it is considered customary.

On Sunday, MCC issued a statement in which their message to non-strikers continues to be to remain on their ground until they have seen the ball leave the bowler’s hand. By doing this, the dismissals, such as the one seen yesterday, cannot happen, MCC said.

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