In order to make the game of cricket more interesting, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced several new rules for the game. During the ICC Committee meeting in May 2017, the council members suggested some new implementations for the game of cricket. Later, the council has approved the amendments and will be brought in practice effectively from October 1, 2017. According to these new rules, a great relief will be given to the teams in the Decision Review System (DRS).
Earlier, the team which used to lose one of its reviews due to ‘umpire’s call’ verdict. But according to the amendments done by the ICC, the review will not be lost if the decision depends on the umpire’s call.
Secondly, from October 1, 2017, the T20 Internationals will also be having a provision of DRS. Also, the minimum standards for the review system have been identified with the mandatory usage of ball tracking and edge detection technology.
Apart from the DRS, here are the other changes implemented by the ICC:
Dimension of the bat
The ICC has also made some changes in the rules regarding the size of the bats used by the players. As per the new rules, the bats to be used should have a width of 108 mm, 67 mm in depth and 40mm at the edge. Earlier, the bat size dimensions were discussed when the MCC had a meeting in Mumbai in December 2016. The bat dimensions were set then and now, the ICC gave its approval.
Expulsion of Player between the game for Misconduct
According to the new guidelines, the Umpires will be having this right to send a player out of the field if he is found to be involved in misconduct during the game. Just like in the game of Football, this has been implemented in cricket.
Amendments to the Run-Out rules
The new rules also say that the batsmen will be not be declared out if their bat bounces after being grounded behind the crease line.
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