“Get on with it!”
All too often, as the over rate drops and the game drags, you will hear this cry from the stands, or the lone fielder stationed out on the boundary.
I have railed against slow over-rates before, without ever setting out in any detail what I thought needed to be done. Shouting “get on with it”, whilst heart-felt, doesn’t actually help!
Fines for slow rates, or penalty runs, can really only be applied when the game is run by independent match officials.
So – can anything be done by the players to speed up the game?