DUBAI: The use of saliva to polish the ball was permanently banned on Tuesday as the ICC announced a series of changes to its playing conditions, which will take effect on October 1.
The governing body of the game also changed short from non-striker to bowler’s.unfair games‘ to the ‘Sold out’ section.
The changes were announced after the Chief Executives Committee (CEC) ratified the recommendations made by the ICC Cricket Committeeled by former Indian captain and BCCI chairman, Sourav Ganguly.
The ICC had previously banned the use of saliva to shine the ball given the COVID-19 pandemic and the guardian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (CMC) in March had completely banned its application in its amendments to the 2022 code.
“This ban has been in place for over two years in international cricket as a temporary Covid-related measure and it is considered appropriate that the ban be made permanent,” the ICC said in a statement.
Regarding the position of the new batter in the crease when his teammate is caught, the ICC stated: “When a batter is out caught, the new batter will enter at the end where the striker was, regardless of whether the batters crossed before the strike being taken.”
The game’s governing body also said that “an incoming batter will now need to be ready to take the strike within two minutes of Trials and ODI, while the current threshold of ninety seconds in the T20I remains unchanged.”
Regarding outings on the non-attacking side, the ICC said playing conditions will follow “the laws by moving this method of performing an outing from the ‘Foul Play’ section to the ‘Out’ section. .”
Previously, burning out a non-striker for backing up too much was seen as unfair, but such dismissals have often sparked heated spirit of the game debates with several players such as Ravichandran Ashwin defending it as a fair mode of dismissal.
Among other changes to playing conditions, the ICC said part of the striker’s bat or person must remain in the field and “if they venture beyond it, the umpire will call and signal dead ball”.
“Any ball that forces the batter out of bounds will also be called a ‘no ball,'” he said.
The supreme body also said that “any unfair and deliberate movement while the bowler is running towards the bowl could now result in the umpire awarding five penalty points to the batting side, in addition to a dead ball appeal. .”
In another change, the practice of bowlers throwing the ball toward the offensive end before delivery in an attempt to run out the batter will now not be considered.
“Previously, a bowler who saw the batter advancing towards the wicket before entering their delivery stride could throw the ball in an attempt to get the striker out. This practice will now be called a dead ball,” he said. he declares.
In another major ruling, the ICC said the penalty for having one less defender outside the 30-yard circle in the T20s if teams miss the scheduled time and are guilty of slow overestimating will be now also adopted in ODIs.
“The in-game penalty introduced in T20Is in January 2022 (whereby a team’s failure in the field to knock down their overs at the scheduled stoppage time leads to another fielder having to be brought in inside the fielding circle for the remaining innings overs), will now also be adopted in ODI matches after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ends in 2023.”
“I was delighted with the productive input from Committee members that resulted in key recommendations. I thank all members for their valuable inputs and suggestions,” Ganguly said.



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