Monday, 11 March 2013
TIME TO REPEAL THE BODYLINE LAW?
I had a second debut last month, this time with Wisden India, who published a short piece of mine arguing that it was time to repeal or modufy 'The Bodyline Law' to allow finger spinners more appropriate fields on helpful pitches.
Original Piece: How an archaic Law has stifled spin
The only disappointment was that, in describing the attritional game of facing spinners on helpful pitches and trying to manoeuvre the field, I couldn't work in a gag referencing The Simpsons, along the lines of: "having three behind square-leg in the cat-and-mouse battle on a dustbowl might see the batter grow scratchy or the bowler's feet get itchy..."