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They use it to mark the start of their run up without the need to scuff the grass or use spray paint.


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The only situation in which 2.5 m comes into play is if the Decision Review System is used. At that point, if the point of impact is more than 2.5 m from the stumps, then (hand waving slightly) the on-field umpire's original decision is less likely to be overturned. Specifically, see section 3.3(i)(iii) of the Decision Review System - Playing Conditions ...


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I suspect the incident you're thinking of is one from the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1979, when Brian Rose, the captain of Somerset, declared his side's innings closed with one run on the board and no wickets down after one over in his team's final group match against Worcestershire. The situation was that the only way that Somerset could possibly not ...


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From Law 6 (The bat): The bat The bat consists of two parts, a handle and a blade. The law considers the entire bat, consisting of the handle and the blade, as one entity, and doesn't treat the front surface any different from the rest of it. You could hit the ball with the back surface or even the handle, it would be treated as a contact ...


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Based on the arrows supplied, that isn't a line as such - it's the edge of the square. The square is the area of the playing surface that's prepared for batting, and will usually be a different colour, due to increased levels of care, particularly watering.


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All grounds have more than one pitch - this is a requirement as a fresh pitch is required for each match, and pitches take time to recover and prepare. Big grounds will have 20 to 30 pitches across the square, while even very small ones will have 5 or 6.


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I'd say this is a refusal to play the match, which would be covered by Law 21(3): Notwithstanding any agreement under Law 12.1(b) (Number of innings), a match shall be lost by a side which [...] in the opinion of the umpires refuses to play and the umpires shall award the match to the other side. Alternatively, if the batsman simply stop running, they ...


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For one-day internationals, being on the 30 yard markers makes the fielder an infielder. To quote from the 2014-2015 playing conditions, Law 41.2.3(a): During the first block of Powerplay Overs [...], only two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside this fielding restriction area at the instant of delivery During the second block of Powerplay Overs ...


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I've never heard of such a situation occurring, mostly because I don't think it would be particularly effective. Assuming a batsman is swinging hard, the batsmen are going to get at least a run a ball if the fielders aren't trying to get them out, and probably more than that. That's a recipe for losing a game, even a Twenty20 game. A couple of notes on the ...


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Pitch creation is a long process, those pitch are in the process to be created. Some pitches are created for net session for both team as well.


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There is (quite correctly) nothing in the Laws of Cricket which would mean that the umpires would declare the ball dead. If a team is stupid enough to keep throwing the ball hard at the stumps after they've missed three times already, then they deserve to have the batsmen keep racking up the runs. They can always just walk the ball to the wicket.


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As stated by @TrueDub, the 2 fielders only rule on the leg side behind the popping crease is mandatory for all forms of cricket, ie Test, ODI & T20. However, each format has other different fielding restrictions. Test cricket - Apart from the leg side rule, there are no restrictions what so ever on fielding. You can have all the fielders on the ...



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