In a recent development in cricket, ICC introduced new rules which are all applicable from 28th September 2017.
The new rules all set to make the game of cricket more interesting and so it is good for cricket. Following are the rules that are effective from 28th September
- The thickness of the edges can’t be more than 40mm and the overall depth can be 67 mm at the most.
- Umpires will be issued with a new bat gauge, which they can use to check a bat’s legality.
- a player can now be sent off the field for the rest of the match for any serious misconduct
- a review will now not be lost in case of a decision that remains unchanged, solely as the result of an ‘umpire’s call’.
- As for DRS in Test matches, there will be no more top-up reviews after 80 overs of an innings
- DRS will now also be allowed to be used in T20Is
- If a batsman is running and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently, has lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out.
- For boundary catches, airborne fielders making their first contact with the ball will need to have taken off from within the boundary otherwise a boundary will be scored.
- A batsman can now be out caught, stumped or run out even if the ball bounces off the helmet worn by a fielder or wicket-keeper.
The above rules not only making cricket more excited but also helps to maintain a balance between bat and ball.