The ICC or the International Cricket Council is the A batsman governing body of cricket and is in charge of making the rules which are to be obeyed. The ICC keeps tampering few rules but following recommendations during their annual meeting, ICC had introduced a whole new set of rules which are to be put to use from September 28th.
So that means that on September 28th, the India vs Australia match to be held at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru would be played under the new rules issued by the ICC.
So what are these new rules? The rules range from bat sizes to run outs, so we at WittyFeed would like to present you with the list of changes that are being brought by the ICC.
A player attempting to take a boundary catch must be airborne from the inside of the boundary in order to take a catch, irrespective of whether his feet touch the ground or not. This means a player can not jump from outside of the boundary, take a catch mid-air and land inside the boundary.
Like football, in cricket too, players now could be sent off for serious or violent misconduct.
- Teams would no longer lose one of their allotted reviews if the decision turns out to be "Umpire's call" which means 50% of the ball doesn't hit the stumps.
- No top up reviews after 80 overs as previously there was the case with test cricket.
- The DRS may also be used in T20 Internationals from now on.
Bouncing bat run outs won't be given as out considering the batsman and the bat are in "continued forward momentum through running or diving"
Fielders intentionally deceiving or distracting a batsman (for example, mock fielding where a player pretends to throw or pick up a ball) can now be penalized.
Finally, ICC is able to put a cap on the bat's thickness, with the width and the length unchanged, the thickness and depth has been limited to 40mm and 67mm respectively.
The ICC has approved the use of tethered bails i.e. bails attached to a string to prevent injuries.
In Test Cricket, the number of substitutes have increased from four to six.
Players can now be caught, stumped, or run out after the ball strikes the helmet being worn by the fielder or the wicketkeeper.
A no ball will be called if the delivery bounces more than once before reaching the crease of the batsman's end. Previously, the rule applied to more than two bounces.
A batsman can be recalled by umpires or an appeal can be withdrawn by the fielders before the next ball is bowled even if the batsman has left the field.
Bowlers who are caught deliberately bowling a no-ball would be banned from bowling for the remainder of the innings.
Handling the ball is no longer a separate dismissal, from now on, it would be counted under obstructing the field law.
If a match is shortened to less than ten overs in case of rain, the bowler's max quota of overs won't be reduced to less than two.
Source: ICC Media - Twitter
So here are the new ICC rules. Let us know your favorite change in the comments section.