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MCC in U-turn over Ravi Ashwin’s controversial ‘Mankad’ run-out

• MCC now says Jos Buttler run-out was against spirit of game
• Spinner’s pause deemed too long in IPL incident

Ravi Ashwin’s controversial “Mankad” dismissal of Jos Buttler has been described as contrary to “the spirit of the game” by MCC, just 24 hours after the sport’s lawmakers had seemingly given it the green light.

Buttler was run out by Ashwin during an Indian Premier League match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals on Monday, with the spinner pulling out of a delivery and removing the bails at the non-striker’s end while the England batsman was backing up.

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