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Description - Wisden's the Laws of Cricket by Don Oslear

"Wisden's The Laws Of Cricket" sets out in full the text of the new laws of cricket, 42 in number (with permission of the MCC which own the copyright in them). For each law, it provides a commentary covering the reasons for any changes, explaining the background, and highlighting how they are likely to affect the way the game is played at every level. Full discussion is devoted to the major contentious issues, such as the introduction of penalty runs for various misdemeanours, and the revisions to the 'no ball' law. Don Oslear, the distinguished umpire, has been intimately involved over several years in the process of drafting the new laws, and explains why they needed changing, what views his committee received from the governing bodies of all the cricketing nations and from players, spectators and the media, how these were resolved, and what effect they are expected to have on the future of the game. No one who plays cricket, or is seriously interested in the game, can afford to miss this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091877903
ISBN-10: 0091877903
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Wisden's the Laws of Cricket by Don Oslear

UK Kirkus Review » Cricket fans will need - and love - this book, which tells you everything you need to know about the 42 new laws, a 2000 update of the 1980 code, from what they were changed from to what the new rulings say, and how the decisions were arrived at. Contentious issues such as those affecting the 'no ball' law are also aired. Surprisingly clear and full of interesting insights into the history and practice of the game. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Don Oslear

Don Oslear is a leading international cricket umpire.