New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made some changes in the ICC New Rules. These new rules will be implemented in cricket from 1st October. Due to Corona, the use of saliva to shine the ball in cricket was temporarily stopped for the last two years. But, it has now been made permanent. The Men’s Cricket Committee, under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, also discussed the rules made by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with the Women’s Cricket Committee and made some changes in the rules.
The new rules are as follows-
Use of saliva: Due to Corona, cricket started having an impact from the beginning of 2020. After which cricket was stopped worldwide at the time of lockdown. But, when it started again, many new rules were implemented. At that time bowlers were banned from using saliva on the ball. However, now the Cricket Committee has also considered this rule and made it permanent. That is, now the use of saliva in cricket will remain completely banned.
Non-striker’s runout: If a non-striker comes out of the crease before the batsman has bowled and the bowler gets him out, it was previously considered ‘unfair play’, but now it will be called a runout.
Fielding team misbehavior: If the fielding team uses any unfair means during the bowler’s run-up, the umpire will call that ball a ‘dead ball’ and the batting team will be awarded five penalty runs.
Catch Out: When a batsman is caught out, the new batsman will come to play on strike. Whereas in the first rule, if the batsman changes the strike before being caught out, then the new batsman will come on non strike.
Time for the batsman to take strike: When a new batsman comes on strike after a batsman is out, he will now have to come on strike within 2 minutes in Tests and ODIs. Whereas in T20 International this time is 90 seconds. If the new batter does not arrive on time, the captain of the fielding team can appeal for a time out.
Right of striker batsman to play the ball: This is prohibited, as the bat or batter must be inside the pitch when playing. If the batter is forced to come off the pitch and play the ball, the umpire’s call will be to declare it as a dead ball. If a ball forces the batter to come off the pitch, the umpire may give it a no-ball.
Over penalty rule: In T20 Internationals, when a fielding team does not finish the stipulated overs on time, then at the end of the match (death overs) that team is punished for reducing one fielder on the boundary. The fielder seems to be inside the circle. This is called the in-match penalty rule. Now this rule will also be used in ODIs. Which will come into effect after the end of the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League in 2023.