The Umpire is a person who takes all decisions in cricket. While he has rights to take decisions but it must be according to the laws of cricket. He has all records of each delivery, appeals and wickets. In international matches two umpires stands on ground. First umpire stand at the bowler’s end and second umpire stands opposite to the batsman at square leg. In cricket umpire hand signals mean lots to every cricketer & batsman because number of cricket decision going to announce by the umpire hand signals.
When cricket match is going on, during cricket match umpire takes many decisions with signals. It’s very difficult to understand cricket umpire hand signals. In today article, we will discuss & tell you all cricket umpire hand signals.
Following of Cricket Umpire Hand Signals :-
No Ball Umpire Hand Signal
When the ball is not delivered by legal rules is known as ‘No ball’. If any bowler is delivered ‘No ball’ then he may call or signal by hands. Why umpire declares a delivery as a ‘No ball’ when the ball is above the batsman’s waist, faults in the foot. If the ball is declared as no ball due to foot faults first umpire signal it as no ball. Second umpire signal when the ball is above the batsman’s wrist. He shouts no ball or make signal with one arm out horizontally out.
At the time of delivery he checks the bowler’s position. A ‘No ball’ is a gift for every batsman in cricket. It gives one run with extra one ball to play. According to the laws of cricket if batsman gets out on ‘No ball’ he will be declared “NOT OUT”. Umpire didn’t count no ball as one of the delivery in over.
Out Umpire Hand Signal
When a batsman is bowled, run out or caught out umpire signal him as “OUT” in cricket. Umpire takes a decision if is fielding side appeal. If a batsman wants to show his honestly, he can walk and declare himself as ‘OUT’. It’s very difficult to take decisions on the ground for umpires. If a batsman is out umpire signal him by raising his hand and index finger.
Not Out Umpire Hand Signal
If a batsman is “NOT OUT” umpire signal by shaking his hands or shout not out on the ground. Striker’s end umpire plays important role in decision making.
Free Hit Umpire Hand Signal
Umpire going to give a free hit signal if you ball a “NO BALL” in cricket. If the bowler is footsteps over the career or his ball above the waist of batsman is known as no ball. He will signal by rotating his finger horizontally over the head. A batsman will be declared as “NOT OUT” on “NO BALL” if he gets caught out, leg before wicket or bowled. It’s a very interested moment to watch free hit in limited overs. Cricketing fans get crazy on the free hit because the batsman gets chance to hit balls freely.
Wide Ball Umpire Hand Signal
In a six ball over if a bowler ball wide ball, umpire declares it as an illegal delivery as per laws of cricket. It is an illegal delivery because ball strikes wide from batsman’s position. The umpire signals wide ball by extending arms horizontally. A wide ball doesn’t count in an offer of six balls. The Defending team gets one run on wide ball. A wide ball gives an extra run and extra ball to play.
Four Umpire Hand Signal
An umpire signal four if ball cross the boundary line in cricket. It cannot be scored by running a batsman need to hit the ball by bats. He signals it by using his arms waving in front of chest. It depends on umpires every umpire has their own style to signal four. But umpire should know all laws related how to signal a four.
Six Umpire Hand Signal
An umpire signal six if the batsman hits a ball over the boundary line. He signals by raising his both hands above the head. Now a day, every umpire has own style to signal six. To entertain cricketing fans, they do it in a celebratory manner. A batsman gets six runs on six; a ball must land above the boundary line.
Short Run Umpire Hand Signal
If a batsman fails to complete run by running on crease umpire signal it as a “SHORT RUN” in cricket. He signals short run by tapping the shoulder with fingers. An umpire had to inform scorers if the batsman scored more than one run.
The umpire signal leg bye by touching raised knee.
The umpire signals bye by one open hold up the palm above head.
Dead Ball Umpire Hand Signal
An umpire declares dead ball when a ball is not considered in play. He signals by using his wrists as cross or uncross it below waists. It’s necessary to inform “DEAD BALL” to bowler.