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ICC Announces New Rules, Saliva Use Completely Banned


Under the direction of Sourav Ganguly, the Men’s Cricket Committee studied the 2017 Code of the Laws of Cricket.

Third Edition, and communicated its findings with the Women’s Cricket Committee, who then backed the suggestions to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC), which approved them.

As a result, on Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced significant adjustments to its playing conditions.

As a result, on October 1, 2022, the Playing Conditions will take effect with significant modifications.

“It was a privilege to preside over the ICC Cricket Committee’s maiden meeting. I was happy with the Committee members’ fruitful contributions, which led to the formulation of important proposals. I appreciate all the participants’ thoughtful comments and recommendations “Ganguly declared in a published statement.

The members of the ICC Cricket Committee are Sourav Ganguly (Chair), Ramiz Raja (Observer), Mahela Jayawardena, Roger Harper, Daniel Vettori, and VVS Laxman (representing current players); Gary Stead (representing member team coaches); Jay Shah (full members’ representative); Joel Wilson (representing empires); Ranjan Madugalle (ICC Chief Referee); Jamie Cox (representing the MCC); Kyle Coetzer (re (Statistician).

The following modifications will take effect on October 1, 2022:

When a batter is out Caught, the new batter will come in at the end the striker was, regardless of whether the batters crossed before the catch was taken.

The use of saliva to polish the ball has been banned in international cricket for over two years as a temporary Covid-related precaution, and it is deemed suitable for the restriction to be permanent.

In Tests and ODIs, an incoming batter must now be prepared to take a strike within two minutes; in T20 Internationals, the existing time limit of 90 seconds applies.

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.

The umpire will indicate and proclaim Dead ball if they go beyond there. In addition, any ball that forces the hitter off the field is sometimes called a no ball.

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The umpire may 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 in to deliver.

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 and 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 saw the batter moving toward the striker’s end. This exercise will, after that, be known as a Dead ball.

After the completion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League in 2023, the in-match penalty that was introduced in T20Is in January 2022 (wherein the failure of a fielding team to bowl their overs by the scheduled cessation time results in an additional fielder having to be brought inside the fielding circle for the remaining overs of the innings) will also be adopted in ODI matches.

The Playing Conditions for all Men’s and Women’s ODI and T20I games will be changed to permit the usage of hybrid pitches if both sides agree. Only women’s T20I matches may currently utilize hybrid pitches.


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