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protected area Line breaks: pro|tect¦ed area

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Definition of protected area in English:

noun

Cricket
A rectangle in the centre of the pitch on which a bowler may not run after delivering the ball.
Example sentences
  • Cricket Australia said in a statement that he had been found guilty of creating a long valley within the protected area by means other than natural wear and tear.
  • I once saw a batsman draw a line with his bat from leg stump up the pitch and just before the protected area, to give himself a guide of where the leg spin bowler was pitching the ball.
  • The Protected Area has no special relevance for batsmen, only for the bowler.

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