Ask the Umpire

Dar

 

Had an interesting thing happen during a match where you thought the cricket umpire may have got the decision wrong or you just want to ask a cricket umpire to settle an argument with friends? Are you unable to find the answer to an umpiring question when looking through the law book or your competition playing conditions?

Here is your chance to ask an active cricket umpire.

Here are a couple of examples:


Q: A bowler bowls an above waist-high full toss wide of the batter who reaches for the ball and edges it to first slip who takes the catch. The fielding team appeals for the catch. The umpire replies not out and signals no-ball as the ball was above waist-high. Should the umpire give the bowler a formal warning that if he bowls another above waist-high delivery he will be removed from the bowling attack?

A: No, as the delivery was not threatening the batter’s safety. Imagine a rectangle drawn around the batter. If the delivery is inside that imaginary rectangle then the ball would have threatened the batter. In that case a warning should have been given to the bowler.


Q: In a 50-over match the team batting first (the home team) is bowled out in 36 overs at 2.25pm. The playing conditions state that a lunch break of 30 minutes is to be taken between innings. The 50 overs is to take no more than 3 hours 30 minutes to bowl. Play begins at 12.00pm. The home team supplies lunch for the players and umpires. The captain of the home team informs the umpires that lunch is not ready and demands that the visiting team must start its innings and bat until 3.30pm when lunch will be taken “at the normal time”. The visiting team captain disputes this as it means his team’s innings will have two starts and therefore is unfair. Do you agree with the home captain’s demand?

A: No. The lunch break must be taken between innings no matter what time the first innings finishes, nor whether lunch is ready or not.


 

Filter:AllOpenResolvedClosedUnanswered
AnsweredMartin asked 7 months ago • 
182 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredDawie asked 7 months ago • 
163 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRob asked 7 months ago
140 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredDr. Sayed Ziauddin asked 7 months ago • 
175 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredTharanga Adikari asked 7 months ago • 
163 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredTharanga Adikari asked 7 months ago • 
150 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredTharanga Adikari asked 7 months ago • 
190 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredTharanga Adikari asked 7 months ago • 
153 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSubramaniam asked 7 months ago • 
153 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredTharanga Adikari asked 7 months ago • 
188 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredDominic Allom asked 7 months ago • 
161 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAndrew Potter asked 8 months ago • 
93 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredStephen Rollinson asked 8 months ago • 
111 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredLewis Baker asked 8 months ago • 
155 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRavi Sharma asked 8 months ago • 
127 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredHiran asked 9 months ago • 
154 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredchris asked 9 months ago • 
211 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRIKESH ANAND asked 9 months ago • 
193 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredyousuf asked 9 months ago • 
137 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMark asked 10 months ago
125 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSamrudh asked 10 months ago
128 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAbdul Shajeel asked 10 months ago • 
181 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKent asked 11 months ago • 
238 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredPaul Wilson asked 11 months ago • 
144 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredsourav asked 11 months ago • 
166 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSaurabh asked 12 months ago • 
202 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSaurabh asked 12 months ago
181 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMuhammad Omar Farooq asked 12 months ago • 
357 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredjohn asked 12 months ago
210 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMark asked 1 year ago • 
260 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRod asked 1 year ago • 
275 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSubhash asked 1 year ago • 
256 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSubhash asked 1 year ago • 
249 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredPaul Suters asked 1 year ago
237 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredJohein asked 1 year ago • 
293 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredankit asked 1 year ago
270 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSubha asked 1 year ago • 
247 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSayyam Kapoor asked 1 year ago • 
283 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRohan Paul asked 1 year ago • 
262 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredNick Abbate asked 1 year ago
242 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRohan Paul asked 1 year ago • 
275 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredRoopesh asked 1 year ago • 
279 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredEvan Lane asked 1 year ago • 
270 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredPaul Lees asked 1 year ago • 
327 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMark Tucker asked 1 year ago • 
289 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredsoumya asked 1 year ago • 
324 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKim asked 1 year ago
255 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAbin Joboy asked 1 year ago • 
288 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredSantosh Kumar Maddheshiya. asked 1 year ago • 
262 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMark barry asked 1 year ago • 
342 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredJagdeep Chandel asked 1 year ago • 
294 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredArpan Bose asked 1 year ago • 
308 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredBrett asked 1 year ago
379 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAbdul sammad asked 1 year ago • 
326 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredJames whitehouse asked 2 years ago • 
346 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredYas asked 2 years ago
334 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAjith Nishantha fernando asked 2 years ago • 
363 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredsimon frost asked 2 years ago • 
351 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredanjana silva asked 2 years ago • 
383 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredvinod chouhan asked 2 years ago • 
329 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredH sharma asked 2 years ago • 
342 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredrich asked 2 years ago
285 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredDeepak Panchal asked 2 years ago • 
367 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredHiren A Desai asked 2 years ago • 
377 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredTWB asked 2 years ago • 
379 views1 answers0 votes
Answeredjonjo asked 2 years ago • 
477 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMel asked 2 years ago • 
304 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredJAYANTH KUMAR THIAGARAJAN asked 2 years ago • 
353 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredMel asked 2 years ago • 
378 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAnonymous asked 3 years ago • 
509 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
475 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
401 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredAnonymous asked 3 years ago • 
545 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
450 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
443 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
490 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
466 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
548 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
417 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
385 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
450 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago
506 views1 answers0 votes
AnsweredKevin asked 3 years ago • 
519 views1 answers0 votes