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Cricket: What is the Reason Behind Billy Bowden ‘Crooked Finger Dismissal’?

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posted Sep 12, 2016 by Abhishek Maheshwari

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Billy Bowden was once a promising fast bowler in his 20’s until he began to suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis which forced him to give up the career as a player. He took up the job of umpiring because Cricket was always his first love. Billy Bowden became famous for his unique, one-of-a-kind umpiring signals, like not holding the index finger straight to signal a dismissal, but holding it crooked, which became famous as the “crooked finger of doom”.

answer Sep 15, 2016 by Abu Anam
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