Definition of protected area in English:

protected area

noun

  • A rectangle in the centre of the pitch on which a bowler may not run after delivering the ball.

    • ‘The additional stipulations cover: time wasting by fielding side, batsmen wasting time, and bowler running on the protected area after delivering the ball.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fast bowler had to be pulled out of the attack in mid-over for running on to the protected area of the pitch.’
    • ‘The Protected Area has no special relevance for batsmen, only for the bowler.’
    • ‘In cricket, running onto the protected area of the pitch, or even being on the pitch without just cause is forbidden.’
    • ‘lf the umpire sees a bowler running on the protected area after delivering the ball, the umpire will caution the bowler.’
    • ‘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.’