Who first used these conventions and whats the reason behind such conventions? The words like long-on, mid-on, covers, mid wicket, third man, silly point what do they meanreally?
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They are based on a criteria. For ex., long-on and long-off. For the batsmen, that area is the longest area to reach because of the 22 yard pitch. So, that's 'long'. If it is on 'on' sid,e it's long-on and so.
Slip is from it's liternal meaning. Batsman may slip the ball by mistake. So, you have 1,2,3 etc.,
A square cut is something the batsman playes 'square' (right angle) to himself.
If you look through them, then you will definitely find some reason behind most of them.
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