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Can't remember seeing keeper pads under the pants in tests... although I haven't specifally looked for it Smiley Happy  Shorter version of the game , probably T20s . Even then it should be uncomfortable unless worn with something underneath it.. long socks or similar . 

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Regarding the chaffing from the pads should one be wearing shorts. I have seen numerous players on the tv, practicing in the nets wearing shorts and pads. Admittedly they wouldn't be wearing the pads for hours on end. But what about the wicketkeepers who wear pads under their long pants? Don't they suffer from chaffing if that is what happens if players wear them with short pants? Again, I'm not trying to make an issue of this just looking for some answers. Suppose it all comes back down to "tradition" and the game starting as a "gentleman's" game. 

As to the other comment re my not complaining if commentators had a Liverpool celebrity in the box I think my comments would still be the same as for the golfing one. Yes, I suppose I would perhaps be a bit more interested in what would be said, but that still doesn't make it right. The odd comment about any other sport is acceptable to me but not to the extent that this golfing discussion went on for. But even if it was a footballing discussion with Liverpool celebrities I still think, hasn't happened so cannot be too sure, that while commentating on a cricket match to the rest of the world the commentators shouldn't be talking for so long about any other sport. Irrespective of who is in the commentary box. What does this say about the cricket that's being played out in the middle and the players taking part? 

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Being a golfer myself I didn't mind the KP/Ernie issue. Pretty sure if one of the LFC stars was in the commentary box, BB wouldn't have minded Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

 

Cricket is/was considered the gentlemens game... hence the long pants. Also the pads are going to chafe the living daylights out of your calves where the velcro sits

 

Keeper pads are normally the shorter version and won't be used for batting

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Seeing as how we talking a bit of cricket here and there's a fair bit of banter going on I want to ask a question. Cricket is a summer sport while football and rugby are winter sports. So why is it that cricketers wear long pants but footballers wear shorts? Not a trick question just something that I'm curious about. Yes, it's harder to run in long pants so shorts for football perhaps makes sense. Although these days there are tights that could be used. Then for cricketers they need to wear thigh guards and pads but, in so much as pads are concerned, these are often worn by wicketkeepers under their trousers. So shorts shouldn't be a problem here. Just something that took my interest. 

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Completely agree BB, that very long golfing carry-on during the one Pakistan involved match was not acceptable. I understand he was considered a VIP for this involvement and that many like him, but it was unprofessional and a hindrance to the viewing.

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Is that why the Aussies are so fond of fiddling with the seam?  Just asking  Smiley Surprised

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Jan I hope you weren't watching when during one of the previous games with Kevin Pietersen in the commentary box they got into a golfing discussion. I don't have a problem with them discussing things other than cricket as they do mostly bring humour or informative bits of info to our attention. But this golfing discussion went on for a good few overs and that's all they were speaking about. Think they did stop ONCE to give the score but that was about it. For the rest it was golf, golf and more golf. Oh yes, they had Ernie Else in the commentary box at the time. Very bad considering the feed was going out worldwide, or so I think, and they were focusing on a South African golfer instead of the cricket. 

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A pet hate of mine is commentators discussing their personal lives that has nothing to do with whats is going on on Field. Sometimes they even  crack jokes with each other that is meaning full only to themselves. All this is encourage by the producer because the camera would switch to them in the commentating booth.  They should stick to what is happening on field and leave the other stuff for when they are off air.

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Commentators talking during a delivery doesn't really bother me that much. Would prefer that they didn't do so but not having a big issue with this. It's much worse being at the game and watching it live while spectators move around during an over. Or you get inundated with vendors selling their goods. Why I no longer attend live games. So, taking this into consideration, I'm quite happy to sit at home and listen to a commentator making some or other comment while the bowler is delivering the ball. 

This over problem is something that I too have noticed. Strangely enough in one of the last ODI or T20 games Supersport were showing the score but not the overs that had already been bowled. The wife asked how many overs had been bowled and I wasn't able to assist her. We then looked for this bit of information but it wasn't forthcoming until a further over, or two, had been bowled. So, I am in agreement here that the number of overs bowled needs to be displayed more often. Not so important in a test match but definitely is a requirement for one day and T20 games. 

 

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Just a bit of information I came  across regarding Cricket balls

 

Dukes is made from horse hide and Kookaburra from cow hide.

Kookaburra is manufactured in Australia and is used in Matches played in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Zimbabwe
While Duke Balls are manufactured in England and are used in matches played in UK and West Indies.

SG balls are manufactured in India and are used in Matches played in India.

Moreover, The main difference between the balls comes in stitching process, resulting in  the prominence and position of seam assisting the "Home" Players.

Kookaburra balls have a low seam. This is due to the fact that only the middle two rows of the seam are stitched by hand. This doesn’t allow the ball’s seam to stay prominent for more than 20 overs. This makes the ball swing more in the first 20 overs assisting the bowling team and gradually the ball will become easier to grip for the spinners but also easier for batsmen to play their shots.

The Dukes Ball have a good seam. Dukes shift their half-finished ball to the subcontinent, where the craftsmen aim to put exactly 80 stitches in the seam. The seam holds good up to 50-80 overs if maintained well and swings the most. It is the most bowler friendly ball assisting seam bowlers.

 

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