Rules of ‘Mankading’ need clarity: Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler believes his controversial dismissal in Rajasthan Royals’ first game of the IPL season was ‘probably the wrong decision’, adding that the current wording of the laws governing run-outs at the non-striker’s end are a bit ‘wishy-washy’, needing further clarification.

“Of course a Mankading has to be in the laws of the game because a batsman can’t just run halfway down the pitch trying to get a headstart,” Buttler told ESPNcricinfo.

“But I do think the way the law is written, there is a bit of a grey area in that saying ‘when a bowler is expected to release the ball’. That is a bit of a wishy-washy statement.”

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