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Free hit Rule and Stumping
Posted Thursday, 07 April 2011 By Warriors
I am bringing this topic so that everyone is aware of the rule on Stumping on a free hit. This has happened last year.

What happens when a Batsman Gets Stumped on a Free Hit?

The Answer is he is not out. Just going for a shot does not mean he can be given out. The only circumstance that a Batsman can be given out on a free hit are same as that of a no ball.

On a no ball you can be given out only among the following ways : run out, handling the ball, obstructing the field and hit the ball twice.
I tried to get the exact link, but could not find it.

Hope this explains well. However feedbacks are welcome,
Free hit Rule and Stumping
Posted Monday, 11 April 2011 By Black Mambas
Clarification on free hit:

The free hit in ODIs and T 20 applies to all foot fault no balls and not just front foot no balls.

A free hit will apply to the next delivery after a bowler either oversteps with his front foot or if his back foot cuts or does not land within the return crease.

The playing condition reads as follows:

24.2 Free Hit after a foot-fault no ball... the delivery following a no ball called for a foot fault (Law 24.5) shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball) then the next delivery will become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it.

For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called wide ball.

Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker (the provisions of clause 41.2 shall apply).

The umpires will signal a free hit by (after the normal No Ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.

On a no ball, you can't be "bowled",caught by a fielder, Leg-before-wicket, accidentally hit your wicket, or "stumped".

Other ways of calling a batsman out--run outs, hitting twice, handing the ball or obstruction--remain valid on a batted no ball.


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