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for Umpire, Four Points to consider a batsman declaring LBW

Which points an umpire needs to consider before declaring a batsman LBW out ?

Hi Raja,

When deciding whether to give an LBW decision, there are many factors to consider. 

Firstly, the pitch of the ball. If the ball pitches outside the leg stump, the LBW cannot be given, regardless of the path of the ball.

Next is whether the ball strikes the pad inline with the stumps. If the ball hits the pad outside of the line of the stumps, then the decision cannot be given as out.

If it pitches inline or outside the off stump and has hit the pad inline with the stumps, the next thing to decide is whether the ball is on course to hit the stumps. After it has hit the pad, you must weigh up the height, direction and spin of the ball to consider if had it not hit the pad, would it have hit the stumps.

If the batsman has not hit or edged the ball at any point and it is decided that the ball will hit the stumps, along with filling the other criteria, you can give the LBW decision.

I hope this helps!

very nice, Tom, thank you

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