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Revisit bouncer rule, says Sir Curtly

The Antigua Observer

Revisit bouncer  rule, says  Sir Curtly

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St John’s – Former fast bowler and cricketing legend Sir Curtly Ambrose,  believes the rule that restricts bowlers to only two short-pitched deliveries per over should be revisited.

The former West Indies pacer, who is the team’s bowling consultant, said it takes away from the excitement involved in a good rivalry between batsman and a bowler.

 “I believe that if a bowler is overdoing the short ball, then the umpire should step in and say, space it out. But how could you be bowling to a batsman who can play the short ball very well, hit you out the park twice and then you as a fast bowler, you can’t do (anything)? You have to go back to bowling the length ball and wait until the next over, and to me that takes away the excitement,” he said.

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