Originally Posted by viktor
I guess I am trying to understand where does one draw a line.
How is the ball-in-the-glove different from a bowler using a bandage on his finger? Both are used to get a better grip on the equipment, bat and ball, respectively.
Obviously the ball-in-the-glove was a one-off but what if it does give rise to Gilly-clones as everybody tries to exploit this (if it is at all possible)?
Why should bowlers be denied the opportunity to get more traction on the ball by using bandages?
Exactly. It's an overreaction in the case of this particular article, and nothing but blatant bitterness, but that doesn't change the fact that it is an issue which will have to be addressed, and the sooner the better. Because one thing's for sure - something that works that well will very quickly start being tried by lots of people.