MCC has no objection to David Warner's change in batting stance

Warner had batted right-handed for three balls during a game in Bangladesh Premier League.

David Warner batted right handed in a BPL game

David Warner didn't break any rule while switching his batting stance during a Bangladesh Premier League match, says Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The southpaw Warner had smashed Chris Gayle for 14 runs batting for Sylhet Sixers by changing his stance to a right-handed batsman. 

According to MCC, Warner, who scored 61 unbeaten runs had already informed Rangpur Riders, his opposition about switching his stance in advance and that was enough.

"MCC has reviewed the footage of David Warner switching to batting right-handed in the Bangladesh Premier League match yesterday and feels that his actions were within the Laws of Cricket," the MCC, told ESPNcricinfo.

"The Laws do not state that a batsman can bat only in one way and, from the footage seen, it seems clear that Warner made it obvious that he was changing to batting right-handed. The bowler, Chris Gayle, altered the field accordingly and everyone seemed to know what was happening."

Tom Moody was aware of Warner's ability to bat both, right and left-handed, but he wasn't sure if he will do it in a competitive game.

"I'm not surprised to see him do it because I have seen him bat right-handed on a number of occasions having worked with him for a number of years," Moody said. "Seeing him do it last night was a surprise, though, in a match situation, in that given situation, but I'll never ever write off what Warner can't do.

"I'd suggest to others that if they want to bat the other side, they'll have to do a hell of a lot of practice to get it right because it's not easy."

(With Cricinfo's Input)


By Sihyeu Singh - 18 Jan, 2019

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