New Cricket Rules – The governing body has got in a few important changes to the rules which will come into efffect from October 1st 2022.
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Running off the pitch to take advantage of a bowler has been outlawed by the International Cricket Council under updated playing conditions to come into effect on October 1.
The debate started when Warner smashed a double-bounce no-ball from Hafeez for six in T20 World Cup.
New Cricket rules say that – the running out of a non-striker who is out of his crease by the bowler is now legitimised after being moved from the “Unfair Play” section of the rules to the “Run Out” section.
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“Running out a non-striker for backing up too much will now be considered as a regular run out,” the ICC said. [Via Icc-cricket.com]
The other rule changes which will be enacted from October 1 around the world, a new batter will face the next ball at the striker’s end – even if the dismissed batters have crossed ends before a catch.
“Previously, in case the batters crossed before a catch was taken, the new batter would be at the non-striker’s end,” ICC said.
The time to take strike in Tests and one-day internationals is now reduced from three minutes to two and in T20 internationals it remains at 90 seconds.
One of the other new rule says if fielders make any unfair and deliberate movements while the bowler is running into bowl, the batting side can be awarded five penalty runs.
The ICC said the ban on saliva to shine one side of the ball to help it swing through the air, brought in May 2020 as a temporary measure to prevent coronavirus transmission, would stay.
“The ban on saliva use has been in place for over two years in international cricket as a Covid-related temporary measure and it is considered appropriate for the ban to be made permanent,” – the ICC said
New Cricket Rules say that – Bowlers will no longer be allowed to attempt to run out the striker by advancing down the wicket before entering their delivery stride and throwing at the stumps. If they make such an attempt, it will be called a dead ball.
Another change allows the use of hybrid pitches at all men’s and women’s one-day and Twenty20 internationals.
Hybrid pitches, a blend of natural grass with artificial turf, have only been previously used in women’s T20 internationals.