News – 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “So we’ve talked about the idea of the shot clock and that’s basically for the dead time in the game,” Ponting said.
  • Ponting said ball tampering had been at the top of the committee’s agenda in the light of the incident in South Africa in March which resulted in Steve Smith being banned by Cricket Australia for a year.
  • INJURY CONCERNS: Aussie quicks racing to be fit for Test returnPonting said Cricket Australia’s unprecedented stance had been a ‘shock’ to world cricket.


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