I came to know that a batsman can be stumped out off a wide ball but not off a no-ball (Is it correct?)

What are the possibilities to dismiss batsmen, off a noball, a wide ball, a freehit ball and two or three pitched(dead)ball?

  • A Batsman can be out Stumped of a No Ball when he is using a Runner.
    – user1060
    Jan 27, 2013 at 12:05
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    If a runner is 'stumped', then it is treated as a run-out and not stumped. Also, the use of runners have been banned by ICC from late 2011. Jan 27, 2013 at 13:16
  • Orangecrush, The Batsman can be stumped of a No Ball if using a runner. If the runner is out of the crease then that would be Run out. ICC uses Laws of Cricket in conjunction with Playing Regulations. The Playing Regulations do not allow runners.
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    Jan 27, 2013 at 15:50
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Yes, you are right when you say that a batsman can be stumped off a wide but not off a no-ball.

  • No Ball dismissals - hitting the ball twice, obstructing the field and run out (Law 21.8).
  • Wide dismissals - hit wicket, obstructing the field, run out and stumped. (Law 22.9)
  • Freehit dismissals - hitting the ball twice, obstructing the field and run out.

Law 21.7 states that,

Ball bouncing more than once or rolling along the ground

The umpire shall call and signal No ball if a ball which he/she considers to have been delivered, without having previously touched bat or person of the striker, bounces more than once or rolls along the ground before it reaches the popping crease

So, in such cases the delivery is considered a no-ball and the same rules of a no-ball apply.

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