The International Cricket Council has issued new cricket rules for the Playing Conditions, all of which will take effect on October 1, 2022.
In the MCC’s revised 3rd Edition of the 2017 Code of the Laws of Cricket, the Men’s Cricket Committee, chaired by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, made recommendations for improvements to the Playing Conditions.
The Women’s Cricket Committee also received the findings and approved the suggestions.
New Cricket Rules Are as follows
- When a hitter is out Catch, despite whether the batters crossed before the catch was taken, the replacement batter will come in at the end the striker was.
- The use of saliva to polish the ball has been prohibited in international cricket for more than two years as a temporary Covid-related precaution, and it is deemed suitable for the ban to be made permanent.
- Incoming batter prepared to face the ball: An entering batsman must now be ready to take a strike within two minutes in Tests and One-Day Internationals; in T20 Internationals, the present time limit of 90 seconds is in effect.
- The right of the striker to play the ball is limited such that they must keep a portion of their body or their bat on the field. If they go past there, the umpire will indicate and call a Dead ball. A no-ball is occasionally used to describe any ball that sends the hitter off the field.
- Unfair movement by the fielding side: The umpire can now penalize the batting side five penalty runs in addition to calling dead ball for any unfair and intentional movement made when the bowler is moving into the bowl.
- The Playing Conditions follow the Laws by transferring this way of causing a Run out from the “Unfair Play” section to the “Run out” section. Running out of the non-striker.
- Before the introduction of the delivery stride, a bowler might toss the ball to run out the striker if they noticed the batter moving toward the striker’s end. This exercise will henceforth be known as a Dead ball.
After the International cricket Men’s World Cup of Cricket Super League confirms in 2023, the in-game penalty that was first implemented in T20Is in January 2022 (wherein the loss of a trying to field team to bowl their overs by the scheduled quit time results in an extra fielder having to be brought inside the fielding circle for the surviving overs of the innings) will also be used in ODI matches.
The ICC Cricket Committee
- Chairman Sourav Ganguly
- Ramiz Raja is an observer
- Roger Harper and Mahela Jayawardena (former actors)
- VVS Laxman and Daniel Vettori (representatives of involved players)
- Gary Stead (Representative of the Member Team Coach)
- Jay Shah (Representative of Full Members)
- Joel Wilson, who represents the emperors
- ICC Chief Referee Ranjan Madugalle; MCC Representative Jamie Cox
- Associate Representative Kyle Coetzer
- the media representative Shaun Pollock
- (Ex Officio – ICC Chair and Chief Executive, Greg Barclay and Geoff Allardice)
- Secretary of the committee, Clive Hitchcock
- Kevin David (Statistician)