MCC has launched a new set of animations narrated in English, Hindi and Urdu aimed at helping young players, novices and casual fans develop a greater understanding of the Laws of Cricket.
Actor, broadcaster, writer and cricket lover Stephen Fry provides the voiceover for the English narration, with with Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel and former Pakistan batsman Rameez Raja providing the oral wisdom to the Hindi and Urdu versions respectively.
They are aided in their teaching endeavours by ‘Tommy’, an animated young cricketer who learns from the Law simulations - which take place on a blackboard.
The animations focus on five of the more complex and misunderstood aspects of the Laws – including LBW and running out the non-striker.
It is the first time that the Club has portrayed the Laws in this way.
Stephen Fry on being the voice of the Laws of Cricket
The animations are timed to coincide with the release of the 5th Edition of the 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket, which took effect as of Tuesday 1 October 2013.