New and Update Cricket Rules

As the cricket game is now becoming more a batsman game, most important new rule announced by ICC is to restrict the bat size, along with these following changes have been announced by ICC on international cricket:As the cricket game is now becoming more a batsman game, most important new rule announced by ICC is to restrict the bat size, along with these following changes have been announced by ICC on international cricket:

  • Bat thickness size will now be restricted to 67mm, and the thickness of the edge will not be more than 40mm.umpires will be having a gauge to check the bat size.
  • Handling the ball dismissal has been included in obstructing the field category.
  • Like a red card in football, a player can now be sent off the field in cricket also, for serious misbehave.
  • If a player first grounds his bat inside crease and after that he loses his contact with be crease and then bails are dislodged, then he will be given not out.
  • Teams will not lose their review if the decision is umpires call.
  • In test cricket, every team can now select six substitute instead of four.
  • In T20 internationals if match is reduced to 10 overs or less, a bowler can bowl at least 2 overs in that. If the match is of 6 overs, then 3 bowlers can bowl 2 overs each.
  • While bowling, if a bowl bounces more than once before reaching batsman crease, then that ball will be a no ball. If the ball pitches outside the pitch, it will be called a no ball instead of a dead ball (previously).
  • Fielders will have to start from inside the boundary line for any airborne catch, otherwise boundary will be given.
  • Previously, a dismissed batsman cannot be recalled again if he has left the field. Now, umpires can recall the batsman until next delivery is bowl.
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