Limiting bat sizes is not right approach: Shane Watson

Photo of former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson.

Melbourne: Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is not in favour of the idea of limiting the bat size at international cricket.

After a two-day conference in Mumbai last week, by the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) which is World Cricket Committee has recommended putting a restriction on the size of the edges and depth of bats.

The committee came to an end that the game has tilted too heavily towards batsmen, as even the mis-hits from the ever-bulging bats reach the boundary or clear it.

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They have also suggested to advocated introduction of red cards, like football, to curb on-field misconduct.

Watson said though differs from point of view that it is the bowlers who need to change along with bat technology and the willowers shouldn’t be punished for using bigger bats.

MCC’s proposed restrictions would see bat edges limited to 40 milimetre and bat depths to 67mm. So now, if the proposal got approved, then it would be added to the Laws of Cricket and introduced from October, next year.

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