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Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Posted by: Grockle
Date: 07/04/2019 15:28
Here's one for the rules people then;

The light gets poor at Taunton as happened yesterday. The umpires request the lights be turned on.

1) do they take a light meter reading at that moment to identify what level of light they are identifying as poor?

The lights are switched on. At Taunton now the staff can decide how much light is provided, 30%, 50%, 80% or full lighting. BUT only at Taunton, elsewhere the lights are on or off.

2) Do the umpires identify what percentage of lighting should be provided and do they note that along with the light meter reading if they make one?

This morning the lights were asked for by the umpires.

3) Are the lights put on at the same meter reading as the night before?

4) Is the amount of light provided supposed to be the same percentage as the request the day before?

5) if the umpires requested the light percentage to be increased, should they record this and make their demand specific?

6) Do the umpires have to request that the lights be switched off again and does this happen once the meter readings go higher than they were when they were requested in the first place?

All this taking into account that Somerset are the only ground where this applies?

Are there rules for this at all? Knotty little issue isn't it?

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