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ICC okays new cricket rules, players can be sent off for violence from October 1

The Cricket Committee’s proposals for rule changes include giving umpires the power to send off players for the most serious incidents of player misconduct, including violence. All members agreed to implement this in full. All other offences would continue to be dealt with under the ICC Code of Conduct.

cricket Updated: Jun 24, 2017 08:57 IST
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From October 1, umpires will now be vested with the power to send players off the field for serious incidents of misconduct.
From October 1, umpires will now be vested with the power to send players off the field for serious incidents of misconduct. (PTI )

The International Cricket Council has decided that teams will no longer lose a review under the Decision Review System (DRS) if a leg before referral returns as ‘Umpires Call’, part of a slew of changes recommended by its Cricket Committee.

The ICC Chief Executives Committee approved the recommendations made by the panel headed by India’s Anil Kumble at its annual conference held in London this week.

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The decisions include the use of DRS in all T20 Internationals. With the tweak in the DRS rule on umpires call, the current rule allowing the top-up of reviews after 80 overs in Tests has been removed.

The minimum standards for DRS use would include the mandatory use of accredited ball tracking and edge detection technology.

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The Cricket Committee’s proposals for rule changes include giving umpires the power to send off players for the most serious incidents of player misconduct, including violence. All members agreed to implement this in full. All other offences would continue to be dealt with under the ICC Code of Conduct.

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Other major changes to the laws are restriction on bat dimensions (thickness of edges and depth of bat), and that a batsman will have made his or her ground when a bat bounces after being grounded behind the crease by a running or diving batsman. Currently the batsman will be ruled out if the bat is not grounded when the stumps are disturbed.

The new playing conditions will come into effect from October 1.