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Re: Front foot no-balls
Posted by: New Boy 2
Date: 29/02/2020 17:33
I agree. It seems that Test umpires are leaving no-ball decisions until a wicket falls then they check. That may be fine for wickets, but what about the 1-run penalty for a no-ball?

This is, of course, hypothetical but what if a chasing team falls 6 runs short of a win, but the bowling team has bowled eight no-balls that weren't called as such?

Back in the day, technology wasn't as advanced as it is now so we didn't know if a no-ball was called or not. These days we can clearly see the foot going over the crease, so hand the task to the third umpire and end the impossible job of an umpire watching for a no-ball and then focussing immediately up the other end for a lbw/catch. The human eye just isn't good enough to do that accurately.

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