The game’s governing body also changed the non-striker’s run out by the bowler from the ‘Unfair game‘ to the ‘Executed’ section.
The changes were announced after the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) ratified recommendations of the ICC Cricket Committeeled by former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
The ICC had previously banned the use of saliva to make the ball shine in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the custodian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (My Client Center) had banned its application entirely in its amendments to the 2022 code in March.
“This ban has been in place in international cricket for more than two years as a temporary measure related to Covid and it is considered appropriate to make the ban permanent,” the ICC said in a statement.
Regarding the new batter’s position on the crease when his teammate is caught, the ICC said: “If a batter is caught out, the new batter will fill in at the end of the stroke in which the batter was, regardless of whether the batters for the commencement of battle. catch is taken.”
The game’s governing body also said that “an incoming batter must now be ready to strike within two minutes.” To test and ODIs, while the current ninety-second threshold in T20Is remains unchanged.”
Regarding runouts at the end of the non-rush hour, the ICC said game conditions “will follow the Laws in moving this method of effecting a runout from the ‘Unfair Play’ section to the ‘Run-out’ section.”
It was previously considered unfair to take out a non-striker for backing up too much, but such layoffs have often sparked heated debate about the spirit of the game, involving several players, such as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, advocated fair dismissal.
Among other changes to the terms of play, the ICC said some of the attacker’s bat or person must remain within the field and “if they venture further, the umpire will call and signal ‘Dead ball’.”
“Any ball that would force the batter to leave the field is also called ‘No ball’,” it said.
The top body also said: “Any unfair and intentional movement while the bowler rushes to the bowl could now result in the umpire awarding five penalty runs to the batting side, in addition to a call from Dead ball.”
In another amendment, the practice of bowlers tossing the ball to the striker’s end before throwing the ball in an attempt to outrun the striker will now not be considered.
“In the past, a bowler who saw the batter advance down the wicket before getting into their bowling pass could throw the ball to try and run the striker out. This drill is now called a dead ball,” he said.
In another key decision, ICC said the penalty of having one less fielder outside the 30-yard circle in T20s if teams fail to keep up with scheduled time and are guilty of slow overloading will now be passed in ODIs as well.
“The in-match penalty introduced in T20Is in January 2022 (where the failure of a field team to bowl their overs at the scheduled stop time will result in an additional fielder having to be brought inside the field circle for the remaining overs of the innings), will now also be applied in ODI matches after the completion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League in 2023.”
“I was pleased with the productive contribution of the committee members that resulted in making important recommendations. I thank all the members for their valuable input and suggestions,” said Ganguly.