ICC Cricket New Rules: No Saliva On Ball, Batters Position, Mankad, All Updated List Of Rules; Applicable From 01st Oct

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ICC New Rules 01st October

ICC Cricket New Rules: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday approved important changes in the rules of the game. All these rules will be applicable on the playground from October 1, 2022. The ICC announced several changes in its playing conditions after the Chief Executives Committee (CEC) ratified the recommendations of the Sourav Ganguly-led Men’s Cricket Committee.

During this meeting, the third updated edition of the Cricket Laws of 2017 of the MCC was discussed. It was also shared with the Women’s Cricket Committee, which supported the recommendations to the CEC.

“It is an honor to chair my first meeting of the ICC Cricket Committee,” Ganguly said in an official release. I am happy with the valuable contribution of the members of the committee, which resulted in important recommendations. I thank all the members for their necessary input and suggestions.

The changes or rules that came into effect from October 1, 2022 are as follows:

A new batter will take strike when another is caught out: If a batsman is caught out, then in that case the new batsman on the field will take the strike. Even if the outgoing batsman and the fellow batsman standing at the other end have crossed each other on the pitch while taking the catch. In the event of a new batsman at the crease, the ICC said, ‘When a batsman is out, the new batsman will be on the same end where the batsman who was dismissed was to be on the next ball.’

Ban on Using of saliva to shine the ball: The ICC had temporarily banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. The custodian of the Laws of Cricket, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), amended its rules in March 2022 to ban it altogether. According to a statement issued by the ICC, ‘As a temporary measure related to Covid, this ban has been in force in international cricket for more than two years. Now it is considered appropriate to make this ban permanent.

The non-striker’s run out before the ball: The global governing body of cricket has removed the run out of a ‘non-striker’ at the bowler’s end from the category of ‘improper play’ and put it in the ‘run out’ category. It was previously considered inappropriate to run out a non-striker during the game, and such an action has been debated several times. Many players like Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin supported this. In such a case, the batsman will now be considered run out.

Improper Fielding Practices: If the fielding team uses any unfair means during a bowler’s run-up, the umpire will call that ball a ‘dead ball’ ball and the batting team will be awarded five penalty runs.

The new batter has 2 minutes: The governing body of the game said, ‘In Tests and ODIs, it will now be necessary for the new batsman to be ready to take strike within two minutes. The current time limit of 90 seconds in T20 will continue as before.

Slow over rate will also be fined in ODIs: In another major decision, the ICC said that the penalty for keeping a fielder short outside the 30-yard circle if the over rate is slow in T20 will now be implemented in ODIs as well. The ICC said, ‘The penalty given during the match for slow over-rate will now be implemented in ODIs as well. However, this rule will be implemented after the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League 2023.

The striker’s right to play the ball: This is fixed, so the striker’s bat or some part of the batsman must remain within the pitch. If they go past this, the umpire will call and it will be declared a dead ball. Any ball that forces the batsman to leave the pitch is also called a ‘no ball’.

Use of Hybrid Pitches: It was also decided that the playing conditions for all men’s and women’s ODI and T20I matches would be amended so that hybrid pitches could be used if agreed by both teams. Currently, hybrid pitches can only be used in women’s T20I matches.

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