If you've ever debated an umpiring decision with a cricket-lover, you will know that they are passionate about the outcome of a match. The most debated thing in the game is how decisions are made in certain situations. So Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has released an app that lists the laws of the game.
A total of 42 full rules of cricket are listed on the app. The app includes categories on innings and result, scoring runs, fielding, overs & dead balls & extras, appeals & dismissals, and preamble and spirit of the game.
There are a bunch of animated videos to help users understand the rule they are looking up. Voice for those videos is provided by the famous TV anchor and actor Stephen Fry. The animations have a mascot called a young cricketer called 'Tommy' for the illustration.
"This app is the perfect introduction to the game for a new supporter. As Guardians of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket, it is vital that MCC embraces the new audiences that the sport has gained in recent years and makes the Laws of the game even more accessible," said MCC chief executive Derek Brewer on Lords.com.
"It is another example of MCC's commitment to investing in digital - an area in which the club strives to remain ahead of the curve within cricket," Brewer added.
There is a section called "Umpire signals" to explain various signs used by the umpires through short recorded videos. You can test your cricket knowledge in the quiz section as well. Apart from this, the app lists the amendments made by the International Cricket Council (ICC).