A number of recommendations sent by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to cricket committee has been approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives’ committee.
This also includes the use of DRS in T20 games as well as not losing a review for Umpire’s call in DRS.From 1st October, a team will not lose a review for umpire’s call verdict in DRS (Decision Review System).
Teams will no longer have their reviews topped up at the 80- over the mark in Test matches. Along with this, the committee also agreed on minimum standards for the use of DRS in International Cricket. This includes mandatory use of ball- tracking and edge detection technology.
Here are some of the other changes approved by the Committee.
- Restrictions on Bat sizes–
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) which met in Mumbai last year suggested a few restrictions on the bat sizes. Accordingly, the limits have been set to 108mm in width, 67mm in depth and 40mm at the edge. The decision taken by ICC will help to restore the balance between the bat and the ball.
- Punishments for on field misconducts
Like football, the umpire will now be able to send off any player back to the pavilion for serious incidents of misconducts. According to ICC, “All members have agreed to implement this in full.”
The umpires can now take strict actions against any player violating the spirit of Cricket by any kind of threatening or any other violence on the field.
- Run out
According to the new rules, a batsman will be ruled to have made their ground if the bat bounces after being grounded behind the crease.