Technology showed that batsmen were, semi-regularly, being dismissed off no balls. And of course we can't have that, so we've allowed technology to intervene in over-turning those decisions.
But when technology showed that batsmen should be given out lbw far more often than they are, what did we do? We moved the goalposts.
The law-makers seem intent on making the game more and more batsman-orientated. AFAIC, if you get hit in line with even part of off and the ball's going on to hit then you should be on yer way, sonny. No excuses on a pitch like this. If we're going to use technology to apply the law to its finest degree, which I don't really have a problem with, it should go both ways rather than moving the goalposts for batsmen and not bowlers.
Last edited by Prince EWS; 12-11-2012 at 07:03 PM.
You're telling me that modern cricket teams with their entourage and various technical paraphernalia need an umpire to tell them that bowlers are getting close to the line?
theres a number of ways to approach the problem, but we can all agree it's not improved the game the way it is now.
none of the noeys have been howlers either
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
The worst thing about this whole no-ball thing is simply the fact it really detracts from the game from a viewer and player pov. It's just not very fun, even if it involves the opposition, to have your emotions toyed with like that. It's plain annoying.
i have zero sympathy with the bowlers on this issue. Just be safe and land your foot a good few inches behind the line, its not difficult... the new rule has led to some inconsistency but itll definitely lead to bowling coaches being tighter on no-balls. Comparing this with the lbw drs rule is quite ridiculous coz theres a good deal of uncertainty involved in an lbw, and the benefit of the doubt has to go to the batsmen. Theres virtually no uncertainty in a no-ball ...either you're over the line or you're not. simple as
ha it's amazing how good this Australian side looks on paper now. Two openers who average 40, 3 middle order bats who average over 50 and a keeper who averages 43. Then an entire bowling attack averaging under 30. We're world beaters again.
Hmm I seemed to have conveniently left out Quiney.
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