Is beamer counted as a bouncer in ODI cricket? I.e. if a bowler bowls a beamer then whether he is allowed to bowl a bouncer in that over?

  • @Spinner - I really searched hard in Cricket laws, ICC Match Playing Conditions, Wikipedia etc but couldn't find any specification regarding this. I think the only option is to find out from the real match commentary/video. I will try to find it later. So I have deleted the answer right now.
    – Himanshu
    May 2, 2014 at 8:39
  • @hims056 Fair enough. If there's nothing in the Laws or Playing Conditions to indicate that a beamer is counted as a bouncer, I'm inclined to believe that a beamer is not counted as one.
    – Spinner
    May 2, 2014 at 9:04

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No. A beamer is an immediate no ball and does not count toward any part of the over.

From Wikipedia:

This type of delivery can result in injuries to the batsman, and the penalty for this type of delivery is an immediate no-ball signal given by the umpire. The use of beamers is governed under Law 42.6.

  • An immediate no ball is a law for a beamer. But does it also count as one of the bouncer? There is no specification in the given reference.
    – Himanshu
    May 3, 2014 at 3:55
  • No, a no-ball could not be counted as one of the bouncers because that only counts legal deliveries.
    – Adrian
    May 6, 2014 at 15:38

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