Former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard said the first Caribbean Premier League red card handed out to his Trinbago Knight Riders side was “absolutely ridiculous”.
Trinbago were forced to field with only 10 players, including just two outside the 30-yard circle, for the final over of their bowling innings against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Sunday due to a slow over-rate.
The CPL has brought in the red card rule as part of new initiatives to speed up slow over-rates.
The rules require teams to have completed the 17th over of the innings by 72 minutes and 15 seconds, the 18th by 76 minutes and 30 seconds and the 19th by 80 minutes and 45 seconds.
The rule is not limited to bowling sides, with batting sides to be given a five-run penalty for each instance of time-wasting after a first and final warning from umpires.
Pollard was first forced to have one extra fielder inside the…