robin at robinw.org.uk
Fri Jun 3 13:00:02 UTC 2016
I had the idea originally from Cricket.
(North Americans can stop here).
About 1970, experimental versions of the Leg Before Wicket and No-Ball
Laws were tried in England. (I remember the 1972 Aussies had dreadful
trouble with no-balls). In time these two became the substantive
world-wide Laws. This idea could have been adapted to Variable Cover -
and even Uncovered Odd Bells a decade before - but it seems that the
powers that be then wanted full Decision Change for something, as RAS
mentions, was, in my view, never likely to become main stream or even
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