Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has advised new rules for Cricket games and they will come in practice from October. Ganguly headed the committee that framed these rules in 2017 and then advised about bringing them in action over time.
They should have come in action in 2020 after 2019 World Cup. But ICC decided to wait till the Covid-19 situation comes under control. Now, the rules will come into action from October 1st, 2022.
The ICC New Rules:
- Mankad-ing should not be considered as unfair play anymore and it has been added to Run Out Section.
- Overs should be bowled within the given time and if any team fails, for the extra time, fielding team should bring an extra-fielder into the 30 Yards circle, during the overs they bowl.
- Bowlers shouldn’t try to run-out batsman who leave the crease to hit the ball on front foot stopping completing their bowling action. If they do so, the ball will be called “No-Ball”.
- Batsman shouldn’t bat outside the pitch, if they do so, the ball will be called “Dead Ball”.
- After an outfield catch, new batter should bat from Stricker’s end even the two batters cross before the catch being taken.
- New Batter should come to Stricker’s end in 90 seconds after a batter gets out in T20I and under 2 mins in Tests & ODIs.
- If Fielder moves “intentionally” while bowler starts his action, Umpires should declare it as Dead Ball and they can award 5 runs to batting team as penalty.
- Saliva cannot be applied to Ball forever.
Some of the rules will come into action in ODIs post 2023 Cricket World Cup. From October 16th, ICC CWC T20I will start in Australia.