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Balancing the Thin Line

Cricket is, inarguably, a very descriptive sport. Comprehending all the rules, and nuances therein, can be an arduous task. While the number of regulations is itself a long list, interpreting them is often tricky, especially on instances when diverging opinions can be derived from a single event. Among the multiple ways of dismissing a batter, the most contentious is probably that of running out the non-striker by the bowler in his run-up before completing the delivery. It has commanded extraordinary attention over the last few years and serves a fitting example for conflicting perceptions. With ever increasing focus, is it time to revisit the scope of the dismissal, and look at options which can discourage batters, in general, from crossing the line? Spirit of cricket is usually invoked whenever a batter is run out at the non-striker end before a delivery is bowled. Cricket is a contest between a bat and ball; such a run-out invariably nullifies the essence and is notionally unfair. T
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