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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Nov 09 2018


Dead Ball?: Indian Bowler Shiva Singh's Bizarre Delivery Sparks Debate, MCC Weighs In


Cricket is a game of innovations where bowlers and batsmen come up with new ways to outwit each other. From 'switch hits' to 'scoops', over the years batsmen have changed the game with out-of-the-box shots but bowlers have had little scope of doing anything similar with the rules not permitting them. Recently, Uttar Pradesh's left-arm spinner Shiva Singh, playing in a CK Nayudu Trophy match, tried to fox the batsman with his bizarre style of bowling. However, the umpire signalled for a 'dead ball' as the ball was making its way towards the striker. 

Shiva Singh did a full 360 degree twirl in his run-up, just before his delivery during a match between Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in Kalyani.

But to the frustration of the bowler and other Uttar Pradesh players, umpire Vinod Seshan signalled 'dead ball'.

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