MCC World Cricket Committee Refuses to Change Mankading Law

Mankading - named after India cricketer Vinoo Mankad - is when a bowler knocks the bails off during run-up while the non-striker is out of his crease.

updated: July 18, 2014 18:22 IST
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In a game that is believed to be loaded in favour of batsmen, MCC says non-strikers should be more alert to avoid


London: Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being 'Mankaded', felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows for running out the non-striker.

The Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) World Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting with the panel stating that it was "unequivocal in its belief" that the law does not require any changes.

The World Cricket Committee is headed by former England captain Mike Brearley and includes Steve Waugh, Rahul Dravid, Andrew Strauss and Shaun Pollock. The panel said running the non-striker out was not against the spirit of the game.

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