If you are following the game of cricket, then probably you must have heard this news. The International Cricket Council on Tuesday, 26th September made some changes with regard to the game of cricket. This changes are about to be implemented from 28th September and are quite important to be known!
— ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) September 26, 2017
Key Points To Be Noted
- The rules in the size of bat
- Changes in the Decision Review System (DRS)
- What happens when the bat is above the ground? ( Run Out )
- The style of Bails
- An Unfair Delivery (No Ball)
- Action against disturbing fielders
- The Count Of Substitute Players
- The T20 and Test Cricket Change
- The change in Catching Concept
- The controversy change
The Size Of The Cricket Bat
The first change which Geoff Allardice, the manager cricket of the ICC announced was about the change in bat size. The edges of the blade is reduced to 40 mm. Also the overall depth is shortened to 67 mm.
Any Cricket player who has crossed the line of behavior while a game is in progress can be sent back by the umpire.
ICC stated- “Threatening to assault an umpire, making inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with an umpire, physically assaulting a player or any other person and committing any other act of violence all constitute Level 4 offences.”
Changes in the DRS system
When a batting or bowling team decides to go for a review, but it’s considered as a call by umpire; their review won’t be lost. Which means that they’ll be having the review with them.
What happens when the bat is above the ground? ( Run Out )
The updated rule regarding the runout says, “If a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum, and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently has lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out. The same interpretation will also apply for a batsman trying to regain his/her ground to avoid being stumped.”
The Count Of Substitute Players
In longer formet ( TEST ) Number of named substitutes increased from 4 to 6 .
Action against disturbing fielders
If the fielding side deliberately distract or deceive the batsman, the umpire can penelaize them.
The Style of Bail’s
ICC has announced new bails to avoid accident .
The Unfair Delivery (No Ball)
If the ball bounces more than once before reaching the popping crease it’s will be consider as No Ball.
If a bowler deliberately bowl the no-ball , bowler can be removed for the rest of innings by umpire.
The T20 and Test Cricket Change
If the T20 match shortened below 10 overs, still every bowlers can bowl 2 overs .
If a Wicket falls within 3 minutes before launch or tea break , player’s will be forced to take break early.( Previously 2 minutes)
The change In Catching Concept
In Boundary Catches fielder making contact with the ball must either be grounded within the boundary, or his/her last contact with the ground before first touching the ball must have been within the boundary.