(Photo) MCC reframes law to de-stigmatize non-striker run-outs

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Aryan Surana

The Marylebone Cricket Club has reframed the law around the running out the non-striker while backing up – generally known as Mankading – and sought a permanent ban on usage of saliva to shine the ball henceforward, among a host of other suggestions. Originally classified under Law 41 (Unfair Play), each run-out of a non-striker by the bowler in his delivery stride has often led to a stark division of opinions. However, in its fresh move to de-stigmatise the practice, it's now been moved to Law 38 (Run out). The wording of the law, however, remains intact.