MCC recommends free hits for no ball in Test cricket

MCC recommends free hits for no ball in Test cricket

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New Delhi, Mar 13 : Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee has proposed free hits for a no ball in Test cricket during their meeting held in Bengaluru between March 8 and 9.

The recommendation came to speed up over-rates in the longer format of the game, in line with the existent rules in limited-overs cricket.
According to Cricinfo, MCC world committee's president and former captain Mike Getting and former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne have prepared a blue print of the proposals.

"England recently had a spell of 45 ODIs without bowling a no-ball, yet they bowled 11 in the three Test series against the West Indies. The system would not only be exciting for crowds when there was a free hit, but also it would help to speed up over rates, if fewer no-balls are bowled," the committee reasoned.

The committee also proposed the use of a standard ball by all teams for the World Test Championship as part of the recommendations made after the meeting. Now, these proposals will be put forward in the front of ICC. (UNI)