The game continues to evolve.
With bats continually growing in size and professional players fine tuning themselves into big hitting athletes, umpires are starting to take measures in One Day Internationals and T20 formats. It's not all too rare to see the custodians of the game execute a split-second maneuvre to avoid being hit by the small cork x leather ball, with a couple of recent cases of the officials being struck. With the tragedy of Australian batsman Phil Hughes still far too fresh in the memory, it could be a wise decision for umpires to take the initiative so they're not left to think 'what if'. Smart move.