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ICC accept MCC switch-hit report

ICC accept MCC switch-hit report

The ICC Cricket Committee has accepted a report from MCC on the switch hit/reverse sweep stating that the shot should remain a legitimate part of the game.

The report, which included feedback from current and former players, as well as international umpires, felt the shot was exciting, required a lot of skill and, therefore, should remain part of cricket.

In recent years there has been a great deal of debate over the legitimancy of a shot which has been applied with great success by Kevin Pietersen and David Warner in particular.

As owners of the Laws of Cricket, MCC has kept firmly abreast of developments surrounding the stroke, and has consistently reitterated its desire that the shot remains legal.

The ICC Cricket Committee's remit is to discuss and consult on any cricket-playing matters and to formulate recommendations to the CEO which relate to cricket-playing matters.

MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson is the Club's representative on the Committee.

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