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Match referee proposes punishment for dishonest batsmen

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Sydney, Apr 6 (UNI) In a proposal, which if accepted, would enforce if not infuse honesty in the batting fraternity, ICC match referee Chris Broad has called for a radical system of fining batsmen who refuse to ''walk'' when there is clear video evidence they have edged a ball.

Broad has floated the idea with the International Cricket Council in a bid to stop batsmen occupying the crease at any cost.

''I think if it's found out that a player has got away with an edge or some kind of dismissal, there should be some kind of retrospective punishment for that particular player,'' Broad said.

''I feel that would put the onus back on the player, that if he nicks it and he gets away with it on the field, he knows he's not going to get away with it when the match referee or the third umpire sees it,'' Broad was quoted as saying by The Courier-Mail.

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