# Thread: Lokomotiv's Proposed Changes to Cricket

1. How would fewer breaks between overs reduce draws or declarations?

2. Originally Posted by Riggins
How would fewer breaks between overs reduce draws or declarations?
Fewer breaks would reduce game time.

3. How would that lead to reduced draws or declarations?

4. Originally Posted by Lokomotiv
By reducing the number of breaks between overs, the game time can be reduced, and also the number of draws and declarations can be reduced.
Bowling from one end instead of changing each over would help with changeover times also. Do you like that idea?

• Bowlers to deliver the ball from a raised mound.

5. Originally Posted by Monk
Bowling from one end instead of changing each over would help with changeover times also. Do you like that idea?
No, that would not reduce the changeover times, because bowler changes by every over anyway. And changing the direction of bowling is the core of Cricket, so it cannot be changed.

6. Originally Posted by benchmark00
• Bowlers to deliver the ball from a raised mound.
Definitely not. Non-flat ground cannot be used for other games. And that would fundamentally change the bowling.

7. Originally Posted by Riggins
How would that lead to reduced draws or declarations?
If the game time is shorter, naturally the number of draws and declarations would be reduced.

8. Originally Posted by Lokomotiv
If the game time is shorter, naturally the number of draws and declarations would be reduced.
Makes sense.

9. Originally Posted by Lokomotiv
No, that would not reduce the changeover times, because bowler changes by every over anyway. And changing the direction of bowling is the core of Cricket, so it cannot be changed.
So you don't think any of your other ideas (baseball bats, must run after 3 dot balls) are the core of cricket? Your reasoning to bowl 8 balls to reduce draws and declarations is completely flawed. If the overs are 8 balls per day, officials aren't going to make it 90 overs per day. It will be reduced to 540/90 = 67.5 So 68 overs a day or perhaps 70.

10. Originally Posted by NUFAN
So you don't think any of your other ideas (baseball bats, must run after 3 dot balls) are the core of cricket? Your reasoning to bowl 8 balls to reduce draws and declarations is completely flawed. If the overs are 8 balls per day, officials aren't going to make it 90 overs per day. It will be reduced to 540/90 = 67.5 So 68 overs a day or perhaps 70.
Please do not misunderstand. I wanted to see an exhibition game in which Baseball bats and gloves are used, and did not suggest the change of Cricket.
"must run after 3 dot balls" is an interesting ideas to reduce the game time. But, it seems too big change. I think that "maiden out" is more realistic.

11. Originally Posted by NUFAN
So you don't think any of your other ideas (baseball bats, must run after 3 dot balls) are the core of cricket? Your reasoning to bowl 8 balls to reduce draws and declarations is completely flawed. If the overs are 8 balls per day, officials aren't going to make it 90 overs per day. It will be reduced to 540/90 = 67.5 So 68 overs a day or perhaps 70.
The number of overs can be increased to more than 70, if the changeover times are fewer.

12. Originally Posted by Lokomotiv
Please do not misunderstand. I wanted to see an exhibition game in which Baseball bats and gloves are used, and did not suggest the change of Cricket.
Go watch baseball then ffs.

13. * umpires to call "strike" each time a batsman leaves the ball outside off stump

14. Loko - would you support Peter Fulton being permanently banned from cricket for batting too slowly? Its a scourge of the modern game of a similar magnitude to match fixing and performance enhancing drugs.

In fact, scratch that second item - given how prevalent PEDs are in baseball, why not advocate them for cricket! Bigger muscles, bigger hits! SIXSIXSIX

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