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Jun
09

Under what conditions is a ball called dead?


A simple Wiki got me this.

In the sport of cricket, a dead ball is a particular state of play in which the players may not perform any of the active aspects of the game. In other words, batsmen may not score runs and fielders may not attempt to get batsmen out.

The ball, referring to the cricket ball, becomes live when the bowler begins his run up in preparation to bowling at the batsman. In the live state, play occurs with the batsmen able to score runs and get out.

The ball then becomes dead when any of the following situations occur:

  • The umpire is satisfied that, with adequate reason, the batsman is not ready for the delivery of the ball.
  • The ball passes the batsman, is gathered by the wicket-keeper, and the batsmen obviously decline to attempt to take runs.
  • The ball is finally settled in the hands of the wicket-keeper or the bowler, and the batsmen obviously decline to attempt to take any more runs.
  • The umpire feels that both the fielding team and the batsmen consider the ball to no longer be in play.
  • The ball reaches the boundary and four runs or six runs are scored.
  • Either batsman is out.
  • The ball lodges in the clothing or equipment of a batsman or umpire.
  • The ball lodges in a protective helmet worn by a fielder.
  • The batsmen attempt to run leg byes, and, in the umpire’s opinion, no attempt was made to either hit the ball with the bat or evade it. This nullifies the leg byes.
  • The umpire intervenes in the occurrence of injury or unfair play.
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