Fair & unfair play

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Hiran asked 9 months ago

A ball that is thrown hits the batsman who is running and deflects off him towards the boundary. The batsmen then turn to complete a further 2 runs. The fielding captain claims that this is unfair. What action would you take?

1 Answers
Kevin Staff answered 9 months ago

As there was no deliberate action by the batsman, there is no unfair play here. The batters are quite entitled to keep running, so the runs completed are scored.