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New cricket terminology sparks widespread criticism

Cricket is altering. The sport of cricket could have new terminology in England the place it was performed greater than 150 years in the past.

Wickets could possibly be referred to as ‘outs’ in Hundred bids to draw a wider viewers. Batsman could turn into ‘batter’ beneath phrases being mentioned by event organisers.


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is proposing to make cricket extra accessible to the brand new viewers the Hundred event is hoping to draw.

Nonetheless, the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Membership), the guardian of the legal guidelines of cricket, which is conscious of altering cricketing terminology can be happy to have this ?

“Whilst acknowledging that the changes are yet to be confirmed, MCC respects the need for ensuring the game is inclusive and accessible to new audiences. However, the Club also recognises that, as with any sport, part of being involved is obtaining the knowledge of the correct terminology without it needing to significantly change”, Adam Matthews, Media and Communications Officer, mentioned completely from Lord’s.


“With The Hundred attracting new young supporters to the game, we hope to encourage them to become involved in the sport at other levels, particularly on a recreational basis, helping to drive participation and increasing the pool of future players. The Club’s view is that any significant changes to terminology should be made with the wider objectives of the competition in mind”, he additional added.

“MCC is looking forward to hosting matches in the first edition of The Hundred later this summer, with Lord’s the home to London Spirit men’s and women’s teams”.


David Frith, the historian of the sport, who has written a number of books on cricket and his new autobiography PADDINGTON BOY is being revealed proper now by the Indian publishers CricketMASH, says, “Thousands, probably millions, are disturbed and distraught at the antics of today’s cricket administrators.  How can these people who have shouldered their way to control our game assume that they have a right to smash age-old traditions in their lust for more money?”

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