The International Cricket Council (ICC) will introduce stopclocks to tackle the over-rate issue in International cricket. The ICC’s Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) has agreed to the introduction of stop clocks on a trial basis in Men’s One Day International and T20 International cricket, announced the governing council on Tuesday, November 21.
The implementation of the stop clock rule will start from December 2023 to April 202. The aim is to regulate the time taken between the overs in Limited-overs cricket. The bowling team has to get ready to bowl the next over within 60 seconds from the previous over’s completion. In case, the bowling team falls behind, a 5-run penalty will be imposed on the third offence.
“The CEC agreed to introduce a stop clock on a trial basis in men’s ODI and T20I cricket from December 2023 to April 2024. The clock will be used to regulate the amount of time taken between overs. If the bowling team is not ready to bowl the next over within 60 seconds of the previous over being completed, a 5-run penalty will be imposed the third time it happens in an innings,” said the ICC statement.
U19 World Cup 2024 Shifted from Sri Lanka to South Africa
The U19 World Cup 2024 will take place in South Africa from January to February next year. This will be the 15th edition of the tournament. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that South Africa will replace Sri Lanka as the host. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is on suspension by the ICC for breaching its obligations as a Member. They failed to manage their affairs autonomously and without government interference.
“The ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 in January will be held in South Africa after the ICC Board that met today confirmed Sri Lanka would be replaced as hosts,” wrote the ICC.