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Watch Video: Australia cricketer becomes 1st to be penalised for ‘Fake Fielding’

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[Updated:30 September 2017 14:51]
Watch Video: Australia cricketer becomes 1st to be penalised for ‘Fake Fielding’

Australia cricketer Marnus Labuschagne to be penalised according to cricket's new law against fake fielding.

World's  Top cricket team Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne is the 1st player to be punished according to cricket’s latest  law against “fake fielding”. "He plays for Queensland in Australia’s domestic crickte. On Friday, he helped his side beat Cricket Australia XI."

Official says, "During CA XI’s innings, Labuschagne was standing at the mid-off position. Batsman Param Uppal drove the ball in that direction and Labuschagne dived to stop the ball but it had already passed him" . Marnus Labuschagne  however, faked to throw the ball back to the bowler which prompted Uppal to turn around mid-way from the run.Marnus Labuschagne  later realised that the ball was past the fielder and completed his run.

 
As per the MCC’s new Law 41.5, “it is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word o"r action, to distract, deceive or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball”, "and also the umpires have the discretion to award five penalty runs if they determine that such deception is wilful.”

Watch Video of Australia's Fake Fielding
 
Cricket Australia XI was given 5  penalty runs for this incident. While the latest rules come into affect only from October 1, it appears that this match was also played under the latest ones.
 
In a paper collectively  the Law changes, the MCC stated specifically that mock fielding was regarded as unfair. “Where a fielder feigns to field the ball and/or feigns to throw a non-existent ball in an attempt to prevent the batsmen running” .