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Shiva Singh bowls with 360-degree turn and hogs limelight

Shiva Singh bowls with 360-degree turn and hogs limelight”

Shiva Singh did a full 360 degree twirl in his run-up, just before his delivery during a match between Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in Kalyani.

The law says "Either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball when ... there is an instance of a deliberate attempt to distract under either of Laws 41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract striker) or 41.5 (Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman)".

Singh's Uttar Pradesh team ended up beating Bengal in the four day game, with the spinner claiming four wickets despite the dead ball call. So what prompted the match officials to term the delivery by Shiva as a dead ball.

Umpires in India have nipped a new style of delivery in the bud, refusing to allow a spinner to do a 360-degree twirl before releasing the ball as usual.

The MCC, custodian of the game, had to jump into the debate to explain the scope of the law under which Shiva's delivery was dead-balled.

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'I delivered this 360-degree ball against Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well, where it was fine.

But former England captain Michael Vaughan had a completely different take, saying he had no issues against the action.

The umpire immediately called a dead ball and it has been revealed his decision was based on the fact that Singh was deemed to be distracting the batsman in the act of delivering a ball.

The laws treat the bowler as a fielder. Batsmen always go for the reverse-sweep or the switch-hit against bowlers.

But because he had only used it once - and it looked like a clear attempt to distract the striker - the umpire felt that it was the right time to implement the laws of the game. However, what must be noted here is that bowler did not switch his bowling arm. "But when bowlers do something like this it's deemed a dead ball", Shiva was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.



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