Explained MCC Law on appeals, what do the rules say

What is MCC Law on appeals:

Australia won the second T20 match between Australia and West Indies. In this match, Maxwell batted stormily and played an unbeaten inning of 120 runs. Maxwell was awarded the title of Player of the Match for his innings. In this match, where Maxwell made a splash with his batting, on the other hand, Alzarri Joseph was clearly run out during the West Indies innings, but even after this the umpire did not give run out to the batsman, after which there was a lot of uproar on social media. The fans were not able to understand why the umpire did not ask him to go to the pavilion when the batsman was clearly run out. 

No appeal = no run out?

An unusual situation unfolded in Sunday night's T20 international #AUSvWIpic.twitter.com/PKmBVKyTyF

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 11, 2024

For this reason the umpire did not give out (AUS vs WI runout controversy)

Actually, when Alzarri Joseph

 was run out, no Australian player appealed for run out, neither the bowler nor any Australian player asked the umpire about the run out and appealed


At the same time, when seen in TV replays, the batsman was clearly run out. Seeing this, the Australian players were surprised and started appealing to the umpire for run out. But during the regulation time, the Australian players did not appeal for out due to which the umpire did not declare the batsman run out. 

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What does the rule of appeal and giving out say?

Under Section 31.1 of the MCC Rules and Regulations, the umpire cannot give the batsman out without an appeal. No umpire will give out any batsman unless appealed by the opposing team, even if the batsman is clearly out. Apart from this, there is also another rule that if any ball on which DRS comes into play, the replay cannot be shown on the screen until the fifteen second time limit for taking DRS is over. By the way, in the spirit of the game, even after being given not out by the umpire, if the batsman wants to go to the pavilion on his own, then it will completely depend on the batsman.