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‘Ridiculous’ scenes as Narine sees cricket’s first red card

Spinner Sunil Narine paid the penalty for his team’s slow over-rate in the Caribbean Premier League

Kieron Pollard has lashed red cards in cricket as “absolutely ridiculous” after his Trinbago Knight Riders were the first to receive the sanction under new rules introduced in this year’s Caribbean Premier League.

CPL organisers introduced a raft of measures for both men’s and women’s competitions this season in an attempt to curb slow play, including a red card for a fielding side found to be behind schedule at the start of the final over of an innings.

The sanction means a team loses a player selected by the captain and must have six fielders inside the fielding restriction circle.

With the Knight Riders behind the over-rate at the start of the 20th over while bowling to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Sunday,…

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