Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The long off stands near the boundary; well behind the bowler on the off side. A similar position is long on. A long on stands on the on side near the boundary. Many balls are hit near these positions.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Cricket has two umpires who are on the field. One stands behind the wicket at the bowler's end, the other umpire stands near the square leg position on the on side. There is often a third umpire who is off the field. He can make decisions about certain incidents with the aid of video.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
An umpire signals five penalty runs by bringing one arm across his chest and touching his shoulder. If he taps his shoulder, the penalty runs are awarded to the batting side. If he places his hand there, runs are given to the fielding team.