Why was the ball hitting the spider cam not declared as a dead-ball?


This is covered under Law 42, section 3 - https://www.lords.org/mcc/laws-of-cricket/laws/law-42-fair-and-unfair-play/

It says:

(a) Any fielder may

(i) polish the ball provided that no artificial substance is used and that such polishing wastes no time.

(ii) remove mud from the ball under the supervision of the umpire.

(iii) dry a wet ball on a piece of cloth.

(b) It is unfair for anyone to rub the ball on the ground for any reason, to interfere with any of the seams or the surface of the ball, to use any implement, or to take any other action whatsoever which is likely to alter the condition of the ball, except as permitted in (a) above.

So polishing the ball on clothing, or using sweat, is perfectly ok. Other types of tampering are not...

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Firstly dead ball in cricket basically means the time in between two balls. The ball being dead means the period of this ball has ended and the next ball will begin when the bowler starts his run up again. This is why they signal a dead ball when bowlers miss their run up.

Now then, as there no "dead-ball" which can be bowled, we need to understand what happens if a ball bounces twice or more.

MCC rules state that a ball may be called a no-ball if it bounces more that twice before reaching the batsman/popping crease. This means if it bounces twice it is a legal delivery. So in both cases whether bouncing twice or more if the batsman hits it, he gets the runs.

I see some people referring to Trevor Chappell's underarm ball.

Actually, as per rules prevalent then, an underarm ball was a perfectly legal delivery. Unsporting but legal. And therefore Trevor was right according to the laws. However, subsequently MCC and ICC banned underarm bowling and the rule...

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Check this Video:

Ranji Trophy 2015, Group A, Karnataka vs Bengal: Shreevats Goswami gets run out in a most unusual manner - starsports.com

The Batsman ( Shreevats Goswami) is out inspite of the the fact that it was the the ball thrown by the bowler/ fielder ( Vinay Kumar) which had caused his bat to go up in the air.

Given below is the detailed description by Wisden India:

Goswami, 26, walked down the pitch and offered a straight bat to the penultimate ball of the seventh over, bowled by R Vinay Kumar. However, he was caught by surprise when the Karnataka captain threw the ball back, and it ricocheted off his bat onto the stumps.
Goswami was a little more than a foot outside his crease and managed to turn back and ground the bat, but when Vinay hurled the ball back, the impact caused the bat to bounce up. The result was that when the stumps were broken, the bat was in the air and the batsman was out of his ground.
Pashchim Pathak and Nitin Narendra...

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Indian cricket team won the last One Day International against Australia but it can’t hide the dismal performance of team India in the series which they have lost with 4-1. It was obvious that some tough questions would be asked by the captain M S Dhoni and his retirement was also one of the topics to be talked about.

However, the 34-yr wicketkeeper-batsman made it clear in a sarcastic tone that he was not thinking of retirement when he was asked whether it was his final ODI. This is what he replied, “Iske liye PIL file karna padega (For this, a PIL will have to be filed).”

There is a lot of discussion going on the topic of Dhoni’s captaincy as some former players are feeling that Dhoni has lost his golden touch and from here, downfall is the only option; however, Dhoni is not at all concerned with these discussions as well as his form. He said, “I think it’s better to go out this way, knowing that the time has come. In time, today will fade. The 91* in Wankhede...

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Cricket is a gentlemen’s game. The game is always played in that spirit, no matter what the rules of the cricket says. But there are some rare incidents that might have given birth to the most outrageous and weird rules of the game. And some of them don’t even make sense. Lest see some the weird and whacky rules of cricket.

1. Leg Before Wicket.

A batsman is pronounced to be LBW (leg before wicket) even if the ball comes in contact with the body of the batsman not necessarily the leg. Provided his part of the body is in front of the wicket. Remember Tendulkar’s weird LBW decision?

2. Out Or Not Out, One Should Appeal

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The umpire can only declare the batsman out only if the fielding team appeals. So it doesn’t matter if the batsman is out or not, one should always appeal.

3. Playing In The Right Sprit, Eh!

After a batsman is declared out, the captain of the fielding team can withdraw the appeal but only with the consent...

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Indian limited overs captain MS Dhoni brushed aside talk of retirement with a sarcastic response after the 5th ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The 34-year-old’s place in the team has been a topic of debate over the last few months.

Also read: MS Dhoni on Retirement, Post Match Conference: Captain Cool keeps it Cool when asked about his retirement [Video]

When questioned if he has played his final ODI, Dhoni responded: “Iske liye PIL file karna padega (For this, a PIL will have to be filed).”

Despite India winning the final ODI earlier today, the visitors lost the series 4-1. There has been a lot of pressure on the Indian captain from former Indian players, with many mentioning that his powers were waning. Dhoni, though, doesn’t seem very bothered by his recent form.

Dhoni is the ageing boxer who knows the script but does he have the punch?

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 23, 2016

Dhoni full of praise...

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Dead ball is a term in many ball sports in which the ball is deemed temporarily not playable, and no movement may be made with it or the players from their respective positions of significance. Depending on the sport, this event may be quite routine, and often occurs between individual plays of the game.

In gridiron football, a dead ball is a condition that occurs between football plays, after one of the following has occurred:

The player with the ball runs out of bounds The player with the ball is downed, either by being tackled to the ground or by deliberately downing him/herself ("taking a knee") A pass touches the ground or travels out of bounds without being caught (incomplete pass) A punt or kickoff travels out of bounds

The ball remains dead until it is snapped to begin the next play. During the time in which the ball is dead, the offensive team may not attempt to advance it and no change of possession can take place. The clock may or may not be stopped...

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'It's obviously distracts you when you are fielding, batting you are not focused on all those things. Ball hitting the Spidercam is freak incident.'

IMAGE: The spidercam focusses on the Indian team during a break in play. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images.

India's Test captain Virat Kohli says he is not averse to the idea of using Spidercam in Tests as long as it doesn't interrupt the field of play or affect the proceedings of the match.

Spidercams have been used in One-dayers, Twenty20s and IPL matches but the technology has never been experimented in Test matches.

But it will be used this time during the opening Test match between India and New Zealand for diverse viewing experience.

When Kohli was asked about his viewpoint, he said when it interrupts the game, it's never a "nice feeling".

"It's something which has been added for the entertainment of the people.

"It is used to get different view and perspective...

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The dead-ball era is a baseball term used to describe the period between 1900 (though some date it to the beginning of baseball) and the emergence of Babe Ruth as a power hitter in 1920.

The dead-ball era refers to a period in baseball characterized by extremely low-scoring games; in fact, it was the lowest-scoring period in major league baseball history. Using major league statistics, the dead-ball era started in about 1903, and continued to 1918. A common misconception about the dead-ball era is that it was due to a scarcity of home runs. However, home runs were also rare in the 1890s—a very high run-scoring decade. The lack of scoring in general during the dead-ball era, however, underscored the lack of home runs in the game at that time.

Baseball, or a poor excuse for it, during the dead-ball era Edit

During the dead-ball era, baseball was much more of a strategy-driven game. It relied much more on stolen bases, hit and run plays and similar strategies...

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Short answer: No, he may not.

Longer answer: It's actually a little more complicated than many people think. Major League Baseball Official Rules, Rule 7.09(k) states:
"It is interference by a batter or a runner when—...
A fair ball touches him on fair territory before touching a fielder. If a fair ball goes through, or by, an infielder, and touches a runner immediately back of him, or touches the runner after having been deflected by a fielder, the umpire shall not declare the runner out for being touched by a batted ball. In making such decision the umpire must be convinced that the ball passed through, or by, the fielder, and that no other infielder had the chance to make a play on the ball. If, in the judgment of the umpire, the runner deliberately and intentionally kicks such a batted ball on which the infielder has missed a play, then the runner shall be called out for interference."

In other words, in the vast majority of cases, a runner being struck by...

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Technology in Cricket - A Boon or Bane , yes You Listened Right Technology in Cricket Boon Or Bane As This Blog is About Technology So We Thought to Write A Article On technology Used In Cricket A Boon Or Bane , Because World Cup is The Most Trending Topic Now A Days .

You All Might Be Familiar With Cricket , But Just For Your Info Cricket Is A Game Played Between Two teams , It Consists Of Different Levels Like World Cup , Odi , One Day , test Match t20 And So on..

So As You Can See That There is A Huge Difference In The Camera Quality in Both Images , So Here Technology in Cricket is definitely A Boon .

Second Technology used In World Cups now Are Third Umpires .

There Are Usually Two Empires Standing In The Field ,Mostly Their Decision Is Considered As Final Decision Unless The Player ask For A review Again .

As We All Know That Those Umpires Are Humans Too and Every Human Can Do mistake , So If a player Feels Doubt In The Umpires...

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Indian captain MS Dhoni says the introduction of broadcast technology has enhanced the viewing experience for fans but the Indian skipper has called for restraint after the overhead “Spidercam” “disturbed” the play in Sydney’s one-dayer against Australia.

Virat Kohli’s upper-cut off John Hastings went for a boundary in the 19th over of India’s innings but it was declared a dead ball after hitting the spider camera on the way. India managed to chase down a 331run victory target to end their losing streak but Dhoni warned that such interference could affect the outcome of a tight contest.

At the post-match press conference, Dhoni said, “I am quite a traditional guy”. He said it after avoiding a whitewash by winning the fifth and final ODI. “Anything that disturbs the game of cricket I don’t like it. ” This camera first introduced in T20 cricket from where people would be like, ‘Why don’t you wear a mic?’, ‘Why don’t you wear a camera?’ The camera gives a bird eye view...

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Dhoni said the camera, which travels along cables and gives a bird’s eye view of the action, had to be used more carefully. Photo courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo

India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni knows the introduction of broadcast technology has enhanced the viewing experience for fans but the skipper has called for restraint after the overhead ‘Spidercam’ interfered with play in Saturday’s one-dayer against Australia.

Virat Kohli upper-cut John Hastings for a boundary in the 19th over of India’s innings but it was declared a dead-ball after hitting the camera.

India managed to chase down a 331-run victory target to end their losing streak but Dhoni warned that such interference could affect the outcome of tight contests.

‘I am quite a traditional guy,’ he said after the tourists avoided a whitewash by winning the fifth and final ODI. ‘Anything that disturbs the game of cricket I don’t like it.

‘It all started right from the Twenty20 where people would be...

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Had the Sydney ODI gone to last ball and had India lost by 2-3 runs, Manish Pandey's boundary-bound shot that hit the spider cam and was subsequently ruled dead ball would have become the talk of the town. But India won, and it ended up being a light debate inviting a witty response from the India skipper.

"Anything that disturbs the game of cricket, I don't like [it]," the skipper answered a question on the incident by a reporter following India's six wicket win – their only of the five-match series that Australia won 4-1.

"Why not keep a reward for hitting the spider cam, 2000 dollars per hit is a good option," the skipper said with a tinge of annoyance.

Pandey, whose maiden international century in just his fourth ODI led India to a victory, hit an upper cut which was certain to cross the boundary ropes but it hit the spider cam, which followed by the umpire signalling a dead ball.

India needed 13 runs off the last over, which they achieved courtesy a...

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A Spidercam suspended above the field distracted Australia captain Steve Smith as he attempted to take a catch during the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India opener Lokesh Rahul, on 46, skied a Shane Watson delivery high in the air behind the stumps, just before the lunch interval.

Smith ran back from slip to take the catch but reacted angrily after putting down the chance, pointing toward the wires of the aerial camera.

Smith appeared to immediately mouth 'f****** wire' and was still gesticulating

overs later when briefly discussing the incident with umpire Richard Kettleborough.

The ball drops towards Smith after India opener Lokesh Rahul skied a shot high in the air

The ball slips out of Smiths hands

The camera is suspended above the field of play and Smith looks directly towards it

So if the ball hits the spidercam or even the thin wires holding the spidercam in position, the delivery is...

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The Kansas City Chiefs picked up a huge AFC West win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football this week. But there’s one play from the fourth quarter of the 21-13 victory that is drawing some extra scrutiny this morning in the aftermath of the game.

Could the game have been changed because of a Derek Carr pass hitting one of the wires for the SpiderCam that hangs over the field of play? There are Raiders fans that definitely believe that’s the case.

The play happened with just under 10 minutes to go in the 4th quarter on 3rd and 7 with the Raiders inside their own 30 yard line. Derek Carr steps up in the pocket and throws deep downfield for Amari Cooper, who has a step on the rest of the Chiefs secondary. It looks like a surefire touchdown until the play weirdly falls apart and Cooper just sort of stumbles with his hands up in the air.

Here’s the footage:

The bizarre nature of the play and Cooper acting like he had just seen a ghost instead of...

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Australia captain Steven Smith appeared to complain that the Spidercam used by host broadcaster Channel Nine interfered with his line of sight when he dropped a straightforward catch during the morning session on day three of the Sydney Test.

Smith hovered under a skier from KL Rahul off the bowling of Shane Watson, but was distracted in his vision and missed the chance, immediately pointing above towards the wires that suspend Spidercam above the play.

On Nine's commentary, Ian Healy described the incident as Smith tossed the ball away in disgust: "I think it's hit Spidercam, which means dead ball. Had to happen one day, looks like it is today ... he's got the sun to contend with, then he changes direction. Might not have hit the wire, might have just distracted him." The camera was rapidly moved higher and away from the field of play after the incident.

Cricket Australia and Channel Nine later clarified the ball had not hit the...

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Note that while a no ball and a wide ball are types of delivery, dead ball is a state. Put simply, the ball is not dead whenever it is in play.

According to Law 23.5:

The ball ceases to be dead - that is, it comes into play - when the bowler starts his run up or, if he has no run up, his bowling action.

The ball then will eventually become dead in different ways. The most common outcome is probably when the ball, after being played by the batsman, becomes "finally settled in the hands of the wicket-keeper or of the bowler" (Law 23.1). It is also dead, for instance, after a batsman is dismissed, a boundary is scored, or lost ball is called. There are further instances where umpires explicitly declare the ball to be dead: these include when a player is seriously injured, or when the bails fall from the striker's wicket before he plays the ball.

In relation to your second question, dead balls are counted as one of the over, unless:

the striker has...
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The Spidercam (upper right) in action prior to a football match

The Spidercam is a system which enables film and television cameras to move both vertically and horizontally over a predetermined area, typically the playing field of a sporting event such as a cricket pitch, football field or a tennis court. The name "Spidercam" is a trademark. The Spidercam system is modeled after Skycam, which preceded it, having been invented in the United States in 1984.

The Spidercam operates with four motorized winches positioned at each corner at the base of the covered area, each of which controls a Kevlar cable connected to a gyro-stabilized camera-carrier, or dolly. By controlling the winding and unwinding of the cables, the system allows the dolly to reach any position in the three-dimensional space. The inputs of the Spidercam "pilot" are processed by software which forwards the commands to the winches via fiber optic cables. Two of the Kevlar cables also have fiber optic...

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