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ICC Ignores Pleas To Change World Cup Stumps

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ignored pleas from World Cup stars to resolve the bail controversy that has impacted the tournament. India’s captain Virat Kohli and Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch joined forces to condemn the “unfair” problem on Sunday. Australia’s David Warner avoided being bowled early in his side’s unsuccessful run-chase against India when he deflected Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery onto the wicket via his boot. Not for the first time in this tournament, the ball struck the stumps but failed to dislodge the bails, meaning Warner earned an unexpected reprieve. It was the fifth incident in the tournament of the ‘zing’ bails, which contain lights that flash when the ball hits the wicket, failing to come off when hit. But despite calls for a change to the bails from Kohli, Finch and former England captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain, tournament organisers have no plans to make a switch back to the traditional wooden style.

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