AAP Australian Sports – With fines proving ineffective, shot clocks and run penalties could be used to speed up over rates in all forms of cricket, according to Ricky Ponting.

Summary

  • With fines proving ineffective, shot clocks and run penalties could be used to speed up over rates in all forms of cricket, according to Ricky Ponting.
  • A two-day meeting of the MCC World Cricket committee at Lord’s discussed a range of issues including the speed of play and ball tampering.
  • Former Australia captain Ponting, part of the advisory committee chaired by former England captain Mike Gatting, said cutting ‘dead time’ through the use of shot clocks could be considered by the ICC.
  • “It probably seems a little extreme, the idea of the shot clock,” Ponting said.
  • The committee found that Test over rates are at an 11-year low.

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