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Corridor of uncertainty

(cricket) an area of a wicket just outside a batsman’s off stump, so located that the batsman will have difficulty in deciding whether or not to play a ball bowled into it
(soccer) an area of the pitch between the defenders and the goalkeeper, in which it is not clear who should take the responsibility of dealing with a ball played into it
any situation in which the right course of action is not clear


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