Sanjay Manjrekar trolled for asking ICC to introspect on use of stump mics

first_imgSanjay Manjrekar trolled for asking ICC to introspect on use of stump micsSanjay Manjrekar said that ICC should look into the increased usage of stump mics that might put players in trouble. Fans did not spare him and said it is the players who need to be corrected.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 17:06 IST West Indies vs England 3rd Test: Joe Root suggested after Day 3’s play that Shannon Gabriel said something he might regret. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSanjay Manjrekar suggested ICC to ponder of increased use of stump micsShannon Gabriel apparently said something after which Joe Root was heard saying, “There is nothing wrong with being gay”Fans trolled Manjrekar for blaming the technology for the fault of the playersSanjay Manjrekar called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the increased use of stump mics in recent cricket series following which Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed got into trouble. During the South Africa-Pakistan series, Sarfraz was heard on stump mic referring to Andile Phehlukwayo as a “black guy”. He was thereafter banned by ICC for four games. Now, a controversy has erupted with respect to West Indies’s Shannon Gabriel during the third Test against England.During the afternoon session of Day 3 of the Test match on Monday, Gabriel had a heated exchange with England captain Joe Root and his batting partner Joe Denly. In a video circulating on social media, Root can be heard on the stump mic saying, “There is nothing wrong with being gay.”While it is unclear what Gabriel had told the two batsmen, Root said in the press conference after the day’s play, “Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field.”Manjrekar took to Twitter to express that Gabriel could not be in trouble and he said that ICC must assess “if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game”.”After Sarfraz it’s Shannon Gabriel now who could be in trouble thanks to the stump mics. #ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not,” Manjrekar tweeted.After Sarfraz it’s Shannon Gabriel now who could be in trouble thanks to the stump mics. #ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not.advertisementSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 12, 2019While Manjrekar was talking for the players, fans did not take Manjrekar’s words kindly and trolled him for laying the blame of the players’ behaviour on the stump mics.A user Adithya BS trolled Manjrekar while making a reference to students getting caught cheating in the exams and that the number of invigilators should be cut down for that.Many students are getting caught cheating in the exam . Authorities must brainstorm if increased use of invigilators is actually good for the exams or not.Adithya BS (@iambsa) February 12, 2019Another user made a reference to the ball tampering controversy that caught Cameron Bancroft tampering with the ball on camera and said in that case, cameras should be done away with as well.Let’s remove the cameras too? Look at what happened to Steve Smith. All the controversy would’ve been avoided if there were no cameras at all. Let’s just stop playing, then no one would be able to pass racist comments on the field!Kunal Tolani (@Kunal_jt) February 12, 2019Various users told Manjrekar that it is the players who need to correct themselves and not the technology.they are in trouble because of what they said, not because of the stump mics. Hope that helps!DavidY (@djy1976) February 12, 2019How about getting rid of racial & homophobic comments from our game? Rather than turning the stump mics downJohnnyBoy (@JohnnyBuoooy) February 12, 2019ICC: Guru (@CricketGuru15) February 12, 2019Just when I think your opinions can’t get worse you come up with new bizzare takes..Ashu (@tripu17) February 12, 2019What are you saying here?Be competitive yes. But don’t be racist or homophobic.Good guys or not, heat of the moment or not, there’s just no need for it. Glad there are stump mics to give light to this rubbish, so it can stop. Borren (@dutchiepdb) February 12, 2019If the bad words are being highlited due to stump mic, then it is good naa ??Keshav kumar (@imkeshav123) February 12, 2019Or maybe the players should reassess what language they feel is acceptable? The cricket field is their workplace, speaking the way they have would not, thankfully, be considered suitable for in many work environments!Michael Penhale (@vetenari) February 12, 2019Yes ban the cameras too whilst you’re at it. So that the poor sledgers, tamperers are not hampered.Maneesh (@Maneesh1G) February 12, 2019so u r saying stump mics should be turned down so that players get away with racial abuse ?? .. YOU HAVE ACTUALLY STOPPED MAKING SENSE !!Rohit Pungalia (@RohitPungalia) February 12, 2019The officials have reportedly understood to have told match referee, Jeff Crowe, that they didn’t hear anything that would get Gabriel into trouble with regards to ICC’s Code of Conduct.West Indies head coach Richard Pybus, meanwhile, said he had no knowledge of any comment made by Gabriel but insisted that the team would be addressing the issue if the comment is found to be “untoward”.advertisement”Nothing has been reported to me. If a comment was made, we will review it. And if it was untoward, we will be addressing it,” Pybus said, as quoted by The Guardian.Also Read | West Indies players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo suffer injuries during 3rd Test vs EnglandAlso Read | Sarfraz Ahmed will be Pakistan’s captain at World Cup despite racism row: PCBFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sanjay ManjrekarFollow stump micsFollow Shannon GabrielFollow Joe RootFollow West Indies vs EnglandFollow West Indies vs England 3rd Testlast_img

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