Latest changes in rules of cricket ICC New Rules Updated
ICC New Rules being implemented from Thursday are going to change the rules for South Africa vs Bangladesh and Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test series. India vs Australia was the last ODI series played on the last set of rules. These changes are going to affect all the international cricket matches from now on. The major changes include the regulations regarding the thickness of the bat, the authority given to the umpires to send aggressive players off the field and some minor changes to the Decision Review (DRS) of the matches. Important changes to the current playing conditions are made.
Bat Size Restrictions
The length and width of the bat remain the same. But there are few amendments made regarding its thickness. Now, it can’t be more than 40mm thick from the edges. Also, the overall depth could be the maximum of 67mm. For this purpose, umpires would be provided with a bat gauge. This decides the legality of a bat.
Players Send Off The Field
According to the ICC New Rules, a player can be sent off the field by the umpire for misconducting or being overly aggressive. This would count as a Level 4 offense. While the Level 1 to 3 offenses would be dealt with the ICC Code of Conduct. This Level 4 offense comprises of threatening and physically contacting with an umpire deliberately. This also would be the same in case of a player or any other person.
A team won’t lose its review in case of the decision remaining the same by “Umpire’s Call”. In Test matches, no additional reviews are allowed after 80 overs in the game. That implies that there can be just 2 failed reviews per inning. DRS would also be allowed in T-20 matches from now on.
Run out Rules
If a batsman running towards the crease with his or her bat on the ground but fails to keep it there when wickets get hit, won’t be considered out. This rule also applies to the player who is trying to avoid getting stumped.
In case of the ball being caught on the boundary, The in- air fielder must have touched the ball while he was within the boundary. It would be considered a boundary if this is not the case. In addition to this, A batsman can be declared out if out caught, stumped or run out If the ball bounces off fielders or keepers helmet.
These ICC New Rules are made in accordance the laws of cricket announced by MCC. Workshops were conducted to train the umpires. And make sure they understand these rules. Now it is time to implement new playing regulations. Let’s see what these new changes would do to better the current situation of the game.