Sachin Tendulkar happy with MCC’s Mankad rule change, Mankad to be called fair run-out
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Sachin Tendulkar happy with MCC’s Mankad rule change, Mankad to be called fair run-out.

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has welcomed Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) decision to change the run-out at non-strikers’ end from unfair play. Tendulkar says some of the changes in rules introduced by the MCC are praiseworthy.

Interestingly, MCC, who is the custodian of cricket laws, made a few amendments and changes to the existing laws of cricket recently. All the new laws will come into force from October 1, 2022. 

Though there were several laws that were refined, but one that caught everyone’s attention was the run-out by the bowler at non-striker before bowling the delivery.

MCC has moved run-out at non-strikers end from unfair play section (Law 41) to Law 38, Run-out.

As per the new rules, Mankading will be fair and there will be no fingers pointing at the bowler with a question of unfair play. 

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Until now, the bowlers were considered guilty for mankading (run-out) the batsman at the non-striker’s end as the batter leave the popping crease before the delivery has been released from the bowler’s hand. 

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There used to be a lot of discussions and debates with some favouring the bowler while some suggested it was unfair for the batter. Meanwhile, MCC has brought all such debates to rest with its new rule change.

Sachin Tendulkar has appreciated the move of the MCC and said:

“New rules have been introduced in cricket by the MCC committee and I am quite supportive of couple of them. The first one being Mankading dismissal. I was always uncomfortable with that particular dismissal being called ‘Mankaded’.

The legendary cricketer further said that he is happy that ‘Mankad’ has been moved to run-out in the recent amendments.

“I am really happy that it’s been changed to run out. It always should have been run out according to me. So, this is one good news for all of us. I was not comfortable with it at all, but that won’t be the case anymore,” he added.

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