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Cricket drops 'batsman' to reflect growth of women's game

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Batter now than later

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And remove "balls", "stump" and "crease" while we're at it.

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And why can't they just be called "batswoman"?

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Yes, batman and batwoman do sound good.

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And remove "balls", "stump" and "crease" while we're at it.

what about a ‘no-ball’ ?

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what about a ‘no-ball’ ?

Oops tooheys, forgot that one.

All I know, is that "Left-arm unorthodox spin, round the wicket" should be safe.

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Well they did remove the term 'Chinaman' earlier. Next to go would be nightwatchman (may be changed to nightwatcher), third man (third person ?) and the 12th man (12th person? ).

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@EvilBuddha - "Chinaman" is a racial slur so if removed then rightly so... its the equivalent of the 3 letter word racial slur on the japanese...

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LBW to be changed to LBQTW to be more inclusive.

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LBW to be changed to LBQTW to be more inclusive.

LOL! be careful what you joke about - they really might do it. Why not?

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Be it in WT20, WODI, and WTM - women cricketers are wielding the willow in style. Current Indian batters Mithali Raj, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemima Rodrigues, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma - they all are rewriting the art of batting for Indian cricketing aspirants.

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Time to change the name of the game too. Theres surely a reason, if we think hard enough.

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Time to change the name of the game too. Theres surely a reason, if we think hard enough.

It discriminates against other insects.

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