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    Icon5 should bowlers be allowed to wear sunglasses

    Do sunglasses give the bowler an advantage because the batsmen can't see where he in trying to pitch the ball?
    Is it fair?
    If it isn't fair, what rule stops it?
    Why don't more bowlers wear sunglassses?

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    They shouldn't be allowed to because, in general, they look like a dick. Bloke at our club does it, everyone just shakes their head. Unless it's Greg Blewett, because he wore them while bowling more than 130km/h...

    There's not advantage to it, let them do it.

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    Mark Waugh pulled them off
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    They shouldn't be allowed to because, in general, they look like a dick. Bloke at our club does it, everyone just shakes their head. Unless it's Greg Blewett, because he wore them while bowling more than 130km/h...

    There's not advantage to it, let them do it.
    Pretty much this. Though i personally dont find it as annoying (as a batsman) as the bowler bowling with their hat on.
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    Sunglasses and hats are all fine, what I can't stand are popped collars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Sunglasses and hats are all fine, what I can't stand are popped collars


    Mark Waugh again pulls it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post


    Mark Waugh again pulls it off.
    Graeme Smith didn't in the last game

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    You have to say if a bowler wants to look a prize numptie in his shades then it is up to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post


    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    They shouldn't be allowed to because, in general, they look like a dick.
    Exactly.
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