Hayden Kennedy, now the head coach of AFL Umpires (why not he’s umpired enough games!) has suggested publicly that the Bounce may finally be going.
Now there are probably some reasons for such a move.
One is the growing number of umpires at all levels with back and shoulders as a result of the position you need to take when actually bouncing the ball.
Another is the problem where because of the first problem, it makes it harder to make decisions as the controlling umpire (hard to see anything when you are crouching down!)
In recent years, it has been an observation of mine that at local and junior levels at least, that the bounce is disappearing at a rapid rate. I cannot recall a coaching session in umpire bouncing. Often anyone practicing it is either warming up or showing off.
Given the above, I am not surprised that such a suggestion is being made at the top.