Rules are the basic instructions and guidelines which are made by governing committee or organization to execute game or any event to maintain the decency and to abstain from any kind of cheating. In the last year, World Cricket governing body ICC has also changed some Cricket rules which have been applied in cricket since 28th sept 2017.
The ICC has the ambition to make Cricket world’s most favorite game. For this ICC organizes many cricket-related events and cricket series all across the world. ICC ‘s main aim is to make cricket more entertaining, competitive and meaningful for cricketers and all cricket loving fans.It was started in 1909 by England, Australia, and South Africa representatives and later in 1989 named as ICC (Source: Wikipedia). Currently, 12 countries are the members of ICC and its headquarter is located in Dubai. Also read ( “Hitman” Rohit Sharma: Another India Cricket Team Captain In Making)
Here is the list of Cricket rules which have changed and applied by ICC from 28 September 2017.
- Now every team can have only six substitute players before it was four (Test Cricket).
- An interval could be taken if a wicket falls with in three minutes of it. Previously it was 2 minutes
- In T-20 cricket if due to rain match is reduced to 10 overs or less than it then two bowlers will be allowed to bowl 2-2 over each.
- Now if a fielder on boundary takes a catch in the air then his first contact with the ball should be inside the boundary if it is not then a boundary will be given.
- Any byes or leg byes runs on no ball will be count separately previously these runs were counted as no ball runs.
- If a batsman grounds his bat or part of the body behind the crease but loses his control on the bat before the stumps or remains in the air on diving he will not be given out.
- If an appeal is taken back by opposite team, then the umpires can call a dismissal batsman before the next ball bowled. Previously it was not.
- If a bowler is viewed as to have a front foot ball deliberately then he could not ball for rest of the match.
- If a fielder deceives or distracts a batsman by any reason he will be penalized.