More sup­port for Mankad

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COM­MEN­DA­TIONS to Adam Collins for ap­prov­ing the ad­just­ment to the Laws which “give Mankad back his good name at last”. Vi­noo, a splen­did In­dian all­rounder, was to­tally jus­ti­fied but of­ten crit­i­cised af­ter run­ning out Bill Brown for twice wan­der­ing out of his crease in Aus­tralia in 194748. Gen­tle­manly Brown’s dis­missals were sim­ply the re­sult of ab­sent­mind­ed­ness but by leav­ing his crease would have gained a po­ten­tially sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tage in a tight run. Too of­ten, the back­ing-up non­striker is sim­ply cheat­ing by de­lib­er­ate in­tent, and de­serves no warn­ing.

MUR­RAY HEDGCOCK,

Lon­don SW14

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