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Thread #156178   Message #3680637
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
27-Nov-14 - 09:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Subject: RE: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
think about that - 6 foot eight guy bowling 22 yards.

if you look at pictures of the time when 22 yards was decided - the pitch looks massive.

the truth is that this has evolved into a very dangerous game, the way it is practised at professional level.
for me, i admit, its part of the attraction of the game. but the least we can do - now that someone has got killed. is examine our motives and consciences, and above all make sure the game is safe as possible.

Boycott is wrong. the helmets are necessary. in a long innings - the sort of prolonged feat of concentration is unfeasible when one side plays four fast bowlers, as has happened.