Ricky Ponting says shot clocks would help erase ‘dead time’

By: Reuters |
Published: August 7, 2018 11:59:46 pm

Ricky Ponting says shot clocks would help erase ‘dead time’.

With fines proving ineffective, shot clocks and run penalties could be used to speed up over rates in all forms of cricket, according to former Australia captain 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.

Ponting, part of the advisory committee chaired by former England captain Mike Gatting and including former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, said cutting ‘dead time’ through the use of shot clocks could be considered by the International Cricket Council.

“It probably seems a little extreme the idea of the shot clock,” Ponting told reporters.

“But once again this year, in all three formats of the game, the over rates…

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