The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) authorities of the International Cricket Council (ICC) have addressed Richard Kettleborough, who is one of the two on-field umpires as of now directing in the continuous second Test among England and Pakistan, after he came out to the field wearing a smartwatch.
As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, Kettleborough on Friday was seen wearing the watch during the principal meeting on Day Two of the Test coordinate being played at the Ageas Bowl. In the wake of understanding his mix-up, the umpire however promptly removed his watch and announced the occurrence to the ACU, which considered the episode a minor infringement of the guidelines, the report additionally said.
The ACU authorities at that point addressed Richard Kettleborough and helped him to remember his commitments under the Player and Match Officials Area Regulations (PMOA).
This isn’t the first occasion when that such an occurrence has occurred in a cricket coordinate. Prior in 2018, Pakistan’s players were addressed by authorities subsequent to taking the field wearing smartwatches during the Lord’s Test.
Players and authorities are obliged to hand over their telephones (and some other communicating gadgets) to hostile to debasement authorities in front of the beginning of play.
At Stumps on Day Two, Pakistan were 223/9 with Mohammad Rizwan and Naseem Khan batting on 60 and 1 separately. The downpour has spoilt two days of cricket in the progressing match. The outcome, however still looks a chance, seeing the idea of the wicket.