5 New Rules In Cricket -Changes the Sport Forever

International Cricket Council had recommended the adoption of a number of changes to be made to the law of cricket.The new rules will be implemented from 28th September 2017.

The Significant changes includes a restriction on dimensions of the bat,the introduction of player sends offs for mis conduct and changes to the Decision Review system.

The New Cricket Rules are as Follow:

Keeping An Eye On Bat Thickness And Edge Thickness


One of the major Changes that ICC plans to introduce is an attempt at striking a balance between bat and ball.The debate to regulate the thickness of bats has been going on for years now and the latest rule will fizx an upper limit to the thickness of the edge (40mm) and the depth or spine of the bat (60mm).

Sending Off Players Who Misbehave


Inspired by the game of soccer,umpires now have the right to send players involved in on field scuffles.The rule will be applied to level 4 offenses,Which include Threatening to assault an umpire,Making inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with an umpire,Physically assaulting a player or any other person and commiting any other act of violence.

Helmet Bounce

Unlike before,the batsmen can still be out caught,stumped or run out even if ball bounces off the helmet worn by a fielder or wicket keeper.

Run Outs Are Going To Be Tougher


The new set if rules seen an optimisation in the process of running a batsman out too.”An important change with respect to runout is that if a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum,and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down,the batsman will not be run out” said the officials.

The same set if rules apply to stumping too..

A Redefined DRS ProcessĀ 


According to the new rules,a captain will not lose the DRS in case a decision remains unchanged,solely as the result of an Umpires call.

“As per DRS in test matches,there will be no more top up review after 80 overs of an innings,meaning that there can only be two unsuccessful reviews in each innings,while the DRS will now also be allowed to be used in T20s” ICC said.

The Other Major Changes In The Laws Of Cricket:

  • Each team can name six substitutes (Previously it was Four) in test Cricket.
  • If the ball bounces more than once after delivered by the bowler and before it reaches the popping crease of the batsman,It will be called as No ball.
  • Any byes or legbyes scored off a no ball will now be scored seperately.
  • An appeal can be withdrawn,or the umpire can recall a dismissed batsman at any time before the ball comes into play for the next delivery.

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