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Nathan Lyon objects to ICC’s decision to broadcast stump mic audio

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Reuters | Published: July 4, 2018 11:55:23 Nathan Lyon has objected to ICC’s rule to keep the stump mic on.

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  • By: Reuters | Published: July 4, 2018 11:55:23 Nathan Lyon has objected to ICC’s rule to keep the stump mic on.
  • (AP Photo)Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has spoken out against the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to broadcast sound from the stump microphone at all times and the introduction of audible obscenities as a new offence.
  • The ICC announced four new violations into its revised code of conduct on Monday – attempting to gain an unfair advantage (cheating, other than ball-tampering), personal abuse, audible obscenity and disobeying an umpire’s instructions.
  • “I totally agree with the ball-tampering stuff, but to be honest with you, I’m not the biggest fan of the stump mics being turned up,” Lyon said on The Unplayable Podcast.
  • The 30-year-old, who last played for Australia in their final one-day international of the five-match series defeat by England last month, believes players often curse at their own failings under pressure, which might not be the best example for young fans.


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