From October 1, teams will not lose review for “umpire’s verdict’ calls under the Decision Review System (DRS). The ICC chief executives’ committee on Friday approved this and all other recommendations made by the ICC cricket committee in May.
Here are the new ICC playing conditions that will come into place from October 1:
The ICC Chief executive committee also passed that DRS will now also be used in T20I cricket.
Crackdown on big bats
Limits will be placed on the thickness of the edges and the overall depth of the bat. The bat limits have been set at 108mm in width, 67mm in depth and 40mm with regard to the edge.
“Many of the top players’ bats have edges of between 38 and 42mm but there are some which have edges up to 50 mm,” the MCC had earlier said.
The batsman will be adjudged not out once the bat is in the crease and grounded, even if it is subsequently lifted up in the air.
Sending offs, as in football (red cards), was recommended only in cases of physical violence.
Once the player is sent off, he/she would take no further part in the entire game, whether it is a multi-day game or single-day.