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The MCC have issued a statement after controversy erupted after Deepti Sharma decided to run out Charlotte Dean during the third ODI between India and England on Saturday.

The incident happened in the 43rd over when Sharma decided to whip off the bails during her delivery stride as India needed just one wicket to complete a clean sweep.

Current and former players have since dissected the incident and have delivered their own verdicts on the matter. The MCC have now issued a statement, advising the non-strikers to remain inside the crease till the ball is delivered.

They also said that match was properly officiated and there shouldn't be a debate about it.

"MCC this year announced amendments to the laws of cricket to move being run out at the non-striker's end, from Law 41 unfair play, to Law 38 run out."

"This change will formally come into effect from 1 October 2022. This was done to clarify this matter and to place an onus on batters to ensure that they do not leave the crease at



the non-striker’s end, prior to a bowler releasing the ball."

"The Law is clear, as it needs to be for all umpires to be able to easily interpret throughout all levels of the game and at all moments in the game."

"Cricket is a broad church and the spirit by which it is played is no different. As custodians of the Spirit of Cricket, MCC appreciates its application is interpreted differently across the globe."

"Respectful debate is healthy and should continue, as where one person sees the bowler as breaching the Spirit in such examples, another will point at the non-striker gaining an unfair advantage by leaving their ground early."

"MCC's message to non-strikers continues to be to remain in their ground until they have seen the ball leave the bowler's hand. Then dismissals, such as the one seen yesterday, cannot happen."

"Whilst yesterday was indeed an unusual end to an exciting match, it was properly officiated and should not be considered as anything more," said MCC in the statement.
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