Wide Ball

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How is a ball declared Wide?

Wide Ball

A wide ball is signalled by the umpire if in his opinion the ball is so high or wide off the wicket that the batsman cannot reach it while standing in his normal position. A penalty of one run is given for a wide, but if the batsman runs two runs, then it will stand as two wides. The ball is not dead when a wide is called and the striker may be given out stumped or hit wicket and a batsman may be out, run out or handled ball or obstructing the field. In one day cricket the interpretation is stricter.

   

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