An abundance of ICC Rules have been changed now and they will be applied to the game from 1st October 2022.
The chairman of the Men’s Cricket Committee Sourav Ganguly along with some other members implemented these changes for the game of cricket in the updated 3rd edition of the 2017 Code of the Laws of Cricket.
These new rules of Cricket will come into force by October 1st, 2022, which means T20 World Cup 2022 will witness these new changes.
The major changes in the cricket rules are as follows:-
1) Batters returning when caught – If a batsman gets out, the new batter will come to the striker’s end, does not matter if the previous batter crossed the half pitch before getting caught or not.
2) Saliva Ban – Earlier the ban on using Saliva to shine the ball was banned due to covid outbreak but now since the bowlers are doing it with their Saliva, now ICC has banned the use of Saliva for a lifetime.
3) Mankad – Now the term ‘Mankading’ will be removed from the cricket book forever. From 1st October, it will be considered a ‘runout’, it will not fall under the category of ‘Unfair Play’ anymore.
4) Time to reach the crease – Now if a batsman gets out in an ODI or Test, the next batter has to be there at the pitch within 2 minutes, in T20 Cricket, the timing is 90 seconds.
5) Striker’s right: If any delivery forces the batsman to leave the pitch then it would be considered a no-ball.
6) Say no to unfair movement – If a bowler is running to deliver a ball and at the same time his fielding team is found doing some unfair movement then the batting side will be rewarded with 5 penalty runs. Also, it could be declared as No Ball by the umpire.
7) A Dead Ball – If a bowler throws a ball at the striker’s end before actually delivering the ball in the attempt of doing a run out before delivery, then the ball will be counted as Dead Ball.