Slow passing penalty – an additional outfielder inside the circle will also be introduced in ODIs

After introducing a penalty for slow passing rates in T20Is, the ICC decided to apply the in-game penalty in ODIs as well. For each overrun by the defensive team at the scheduled end time of the innings, after taking the time allowances in play, they must have an additional defensive player inside the ring. For example, if a team only completes 48 overs when the allotted time is up, the last two overs must be played with only four outfield players outside the ring.

It will come into effect after the ODI Super League ends next year.

In January this year, the ICC had introduced a rule for T20Is, for both men and women, that if the field team is unable to restart the heats final within the time limit, she would be penalized by bringing in an extra outfield player. in the circle of 30 meters. Meaning they could place a maximum of four defenders on the border. This rule will now also come into force in ODIs, starting next year.

The ICC, in its new playing conditions, has completely banned the use of saliva to polish the ball, having initially implemented it on a temporary basis during the Covid-19 pandemic. That aside:

  • A batter’s movement will be restricted to the infield, or the delivery will be called dead. “This is limited to require that part of their bat or person remain on the field,” the ICC said in a statement. “If they venture beyond that, the umpire will call and signal a dead ball. Any ball that would force the batter out of bounds will also be called a dead ball.”

  • “Unfair and deliberate moves” by the fielding team while the pitcher is showing up will be penalized. “Any unfair and deliberate movement while the bowler is running towards the bowl could now result in the umpire awarding five penalty points to the batting side, in addition to a dead ball appeal.”

  • The ICC changes, like the MCC recommendations, will also de-stigmatize the non-attacking exit to back off – commonly referred to as “Mankading” – by moving it from the “foul play” section to the “exit” section. .

  • Bowlers will not be permitted to throw the ball to the attacker’s side until they have completed the throw. “Previously, a bowler who saw the batter advancing towards the wicket before entering their delivery stride, could throw the ball in an attempt to get the striker out. This practice will now be called a dead ball”.

Most of these changes were introduced in March this year by the MCC to their Laws of the Game, which were due to come into effect later this year.

The changes were ratified by the ICC Chief Executives Committee after being recommended by the Men’s Cricket Committee, led by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, and shared with the Women’s Cricket Committee, which approved the changes. recommendations to general managers.

The playing conditions for men’s and women’s ODIs and T20Is would also be changed to allow the use of hybrid pitches, if agreed to by both teams. Currently, hybrid pitches can only be used in women’s T20Is, as seen at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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