It is going to be a reality in cricket now, which will be implemented in all the series starting on or before 28 September. These changes include the length of the bat width and changes in the DRS. The changes in the rules were to be implemented from October 1, but two test matches will commence from September 28. Therefore, it was decided to implement them from this day.
Although the series of limited overs going on between India and Australia will be played according to the old rules. When New Zealand team arrives in India in October, then according to the new rules, it will be contested. All these rules will be effective in the next two Test series, when South Africa will host Bangladesh in September 28-October 2 and Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.
ICC General Manager Cricket Geoff Alirdis said, "Most changes in the rules of the ICC's play have been made as a result of the changes made by the MCC declared cricket rules. We have recently completed the workshop with the umpires so that they can make sure to understand all the changes.
To maintain balance in the bat and ball, the size and thickness of the edges of the bat will now be limited, the ICC said, "The stops on the length and width of the bat will remain intact, but the thickness of the edge cannot be longer than 40 mm The entire depth of its edge can be up to a maximum of 67 mm. The umpires will be given a new bat gauge so that they can check the players' bat.
According to new rules, if referral for LBW comes back as 'umpires call', then teams will not lose their review.
The current rule of 'top-up' review will be over after 80 overs in the tie-up, while the DRS will now also be allowed in T-20 International. In the top-up review teams were given two more reviews after 80 overs, which will no longer be given.
ICC has also given the umpires the right to send the offending player out of the field, including violence. All other offenses will come under ICC Code of Conduct like before.
If the bat is in the air after crossing the crease, then the batsman will not be given a run out. At first the bat was given to the batsman when the ball was in the air.
The batsman can still be caught, stump and run out, even if the ball comes from the helmet worn by the fielder or the wicketkeeper.
Now the fielder who catches the catch in the air on the boundary will have to hold the boundary by staying in front of the boundary, otherwise he will be considered a boundary.
The 'handled the ball' rule will be excluded and the batsman who is dismissed will be given out under the 'obstructing the field' rule.