International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced multiple rules for the world of Cricket. The newly made rules will come into effect from 1st October 2022 hence they will be applicable to the T20 World Cup in Australia starting from October 16th.
The rules and changes were thought and brought by Men’s Cricket Committee led by former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly. Women’s Cricket Committee has also been made aware of the changes and they have endorsed them as well.
Some major changes are below:
- Batters caught out: Previously If a batsman was caught out and he/she has passed the non-striker batsman while running, the non-striker used to take the strike on the next ball. However, as per the new rule, new batsmen who will come to the pitch will take the strike regardless of the running status of the previous batsman.
- Saliva Usage: The use of saliva has been permanently banned from cricket as sweat came out to be an effective method for shining the ball.
- Incoming batter’s duration to join the action: The Incoming batsman will now have 120 seconds to take the strike for the new ball in tests and ODI cricket however, in T20Is the duration is still 90 seconds. In case the batter fails to do so, the fielding team can appeal for a timed out.
- Striker can’t leave the pitch: If the striking batsman leaves the pitch to play any ball without any part of his body or bat in contact with the pitch, the ball will be signaled dead by the umpire. If a ball forces the striker to go outside the pitch, it will be called a No ball.
The Big Change-
- Fielder’s movement: If a fielder makes a deliberate or unfair movement while the bowler has started the run-up, the umpire has the right to award the batting team 5 runs as well as declare the ball dead.
- Non-Striker Run-Out: The run-out of the non-striker by the bowler often known as ‘Mankading’ will now be considered a regular run-out which was previously an ‘Unfair Play.
- Bowler running out the Striker: Previously if a bowler is in its run-up and the batsman is advancing too much, the bowler had the right to throw the ball in an attempt to run the striker out. Now, the practice will be declared a dead ball.
Some other important decisions-
The penalty of an extra fielder inside the circle in T20Is if the fielding team takes extra time to finish their quota of overs will be implemented in ODIs as well after the completion of the World Super League in 2023.