The International Cricket Council has released a list of new changes to the gameplay conditions. The changes will come into effect from 1st October, 2022. Hence, the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia will be played with new rules.
The ICC Men’s Cricket Committee was led by the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. About the meeting, Ganguly said, “It was an honour chairing my first meeting of the ICC Cricket Committee, I was pleased with the productive contribution of the Committee members which resulted in key recommendations being made. I thank all members for their valuable input and suggestions.”
After a catch is taken, the new batsman has to take the strike on the next ball irrespective of whether the 2 batters crossed each other or not before the catch is taken.
The ICC has taken a call for a permanent ban on the use of saliva on the ball to provide a polish. The rule was applicable since the last 2 years but is now permanently banned.
If the non-striker’s bat or body is out of the line while the bowler is taking his run-up then the bowler can run him out while he is about to deliver the ball. This rule was in the ‘unfair section’ of the rule books but now will be considered a normal run-out. This act is also referred to as ‘Mankading’.
When the batsman is out, the new batsman will have 2 minutes to take the strike after a fall of wicket. Earlier the time given was 3 minutes in ODIs and Tests. As far as the T20s are concerned, the time remains the same at 90 seconds.
Any kind of unfair movement by any fielder while the bowler is taking his run-up can lead to 5 runs being awarded to the batting side and along with that the umpire will signal the ball as a dead ball.
This rule has been followed in T20Is since January 2022. If the bowling team will not be able to start the last over in the scheduled time then they have to bowl the final over with one less fielder allowed outside the 30-yard circle. This rule will apply to the ODIs after the end of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League 2023.