Today in 30 Days, 30 Questions:
Question: Cricket has 42 laws, each overseen by many ifs and buts. There's always one that annoys us and we wonder why it isn't changed. If you could change a cricket law, which one would it be, and why?
Yahoo! Cricket's answer: Sample Law 36 which governs LBWs. It is a complex, hard-to-fathom rule (worsened by the intricacies of the DRS rules). It maybe cricket's answer to football's off-side rule: you have to be a connoisseur of the sport to make sense of it.
The LBW rule was implemented to curb unfair use of the pads. But off late, most tweaks in cricket's laws have tended to favour batsmen. We live in the age of small boundaries, ridiculously heavy bats and standardised wickets. Batting averages have shot through the roof. There's little help for bowlers.
For the sake of restoring parity between bat and ball, we'd like two tweaks in the LBW law. One — allow an LBW to be given even if the point of impact is outside the line of the stumps. Two — and this Read More »from 30 Days, 30 Questions: One cricket law you want to change