Rajeev Shukla: 'Dhoni, Kohli had decided against Mankading'

Ashwin’s action was heavily criticised by RR’s brand ambassador Shane Warne, who also questioned those who found nothing wrong with it.

R Ashwin reacts after running out Jos Buttler.   -  IPL

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla has claimed that IPL captains, including Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had decided against Mankading during a meeting held before one of the editions of the event.

Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin kicked up a storm on Monday after running out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler at the non-strikers’ end on his delivery stride, a legally permissible but controversial form of dismissal popularly called Mankading, in an IPL match in Jaipur.

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Ashwin’s action was heavily criticised by RR’s brand ambassador Shane Warne, who also questioned those who found nothing wrong with it.

Weighing into the matter, Shukla said a call had been taken to avoid such dismissals in a meeting of captains and match referees in which Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli and Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni were also present.

“If I remember in one of the meetings of captains & match referee where I was also present as chairman it had been decided that if non striking batsman steps out bowler as a courtesy will not run him out @IPL @BCCI,” he tweeted.

“Most probably this meeting was in Kolkata on the eve of one of the editions of IPL where Dhoni & Virat both were present @BCCI @IPL,” he added without specifying the exact edition before which this decision was made.

Ashwin’s run out of Buttler is the first case of Mankading in the 12 editions of the IPL.