MCC: Buttler's 'mankad' dismissal not against the 'Spirit of Cricket'
While the world was split as to whether the action by Ashwin was against the spirit of the game, the MCC, apart from terming this act and the dismissal 'legal', it also said that the dismissal was not against the game's spirit.
The MCC also defended the TV umpire, who it believes made the correct interpretation of the law as he declared him out.
The statement by MCC read, "It has never been in the Laws that a warning should be given to the non-striker and nor is it against the Spirit of Cricket to run out a non-striker who is seeking to gain an advantage."
If the non-striker is out of his/her ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler normally would have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be run out.