First of all it's guidance for umpires - not a dictat, so I think there is flexibility in the application of that clause. If it was deleted I'd continue to judge all lifted balls solely on danger, as I do at the moment. The paragraph which precedes A flick or scoop towards an opponent within 5 metres is considered dangerous. says: If the ball is raised over an opponentâ€™s stick or body on the ground, even within the circle, it is permitted unless judged to be dangerous. Read that in conjunction with the first quote, and any lift over the opponent's body within 5m is automatically dangerous... which is clearly contradictory. I favour the framework not straight jacket approach, therefore I'm happy to continue to interpret each situation that develops in front of me based on the specific circumstances - in this case, danger, and my interpretation of it.