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no-ball

n
1. (Cricket) cricket an illegal ball, as for overstepping the crease, throwing, etc, for which the batting side scores a run, and from which the batsman can be out only by being run out
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) rounders an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
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(Cricket) cricket rounders a call by the umpire indicating a no-ball
vb
(General Sporting Terms) (tr) cricket (of an umpire)
a. to declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball
b. to declare (a delivery) to be a no-ball
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A ball judged illegal because of some infringement by the bowler. The batting side scores one run unless the batsman hits it.
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"We shall call it a no-ball, David," I said gravely.
Summary: London [UK], Aug 6 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be identifying few upcoming limited-overs series over the next six months in which trials will be conducted wherein TV umpires would be calling the front-foot no-balls, ICC General Manager Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice confirmed on Tuesday.
Match-fixing has become a major concern for the sport in recent years, and a high-profile incident involving Pakistan on tour to England in 2010 saw Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir found guilty of being part of a plot to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a test.
But it was the 'extras' column which cost Moseley dear as their bowlers gave away 46 runs, including 24 wides and 14 no-balls.
Pakistan paceman Amir was rumbled for bowling deliberate no-balls and getting a backhander from a bookie.
CONVICTED spot-fixer Mohammad Amir is set to make his Test return at the ground where he delivered no-balls to order in 2010.
Amir along with then-Pakistan captain Salman Butt and new-ball partner Mohammad Asif, were found guilty of arranging deliberate no-balls in return for money during the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.
The fast bowler, who also served three months of a six-month prison sentence, returned figures of one wicket for 31 from his four overs, following his ban for deliberately bowling no-balls during a Test against England at Lord's in August 2010.
The committee recommended that all "no-balls" in ODI and T20I cricket should result in a free hit, rather than just "foot fault" no-balls.
Extras made up of 39 wides and two no-balls helped swell the score.
"But the bowlers weren't really up to it and the fielding, dropped catches and no-balls here and there."
With their most dangerous wickettaker Ben Stokes struggling to find his feet - and plonking them in the wrong place for eight no-balls - Durham needed to do something different.