England’s Morgan hits out at planned bat restrictions
SYDNEY (AP) — England captain Eoin Morgan opposes International Cricket Council plans to regulate bat size after the World Cup.
Morgan challenged comments from ICC chief executive David Richardson that last month’s 31-ball century by South Africa captain A.B. de Villiers indicated the balance between batsman and bowlers “may have shifted a bit too much.”
He said any suggestions cricket’s rules favored batsmen were “ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous. The fact that you can concentrate on the bat size where the rule changes have been made so that you bowl with two new balls. The ball is never any older than 25 overs and you have an extra man in the circle. That’s a point in itself. I’ve not come across a bat yet where I’ve said ‘this is ridiculous’.”