ICC introduces new rules following their Annual Conference meeting in London through a media release on 18th June 2019.
The ICC has recently concluded its Annual Conference meeting with its board and full council. Together they have deliberated and come to agreement on several key issues, including new rules and regulations.
Some of the important decisions taken in the conference have been
- The introduction of Concussion player replacements
- Medical standards for international cricket
- New rules regarding Slow over rate
Concussion player replacements
ICC will introduce the concussion player replacements in all formats of men’s and women’s international cricket and for First-Class cricket worldwide from 1 August 2019. The player should be a like for like replacement though and will have to be approved by the match referee. This will come as a sigh of release to many in the wake of increasing concussion related incidents and with the tendency of players to continue playing so to not let the team down.
Concussion replacements will be included in ICC playing conditions from 1 August 2019.https://t.co/qz8yjltL2R
— ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2019
Slow Over Rate
Following recommendations from the Cricket Committee, the ICC have come up with new rules regarding the pace of play and slow over rates in International cricket. The captain will no longer be punished for breaching the over rate requirements. He will also no longer be suspended for repeated offences. However, the entire team will now be docked fines at the same level as the captain. Apart from fines, teams will also competition points for the upcoming World Test Championship. 2 points will be deducted for every over the offending team finds itself behind.
The ICC has also urged the umpires to seek the usage of replays to call no-balls. Trials will be conducted over the coming months.
Apart from these new rules, the ICC have approved a revised set of Medical Standards ICC global and regional events and all other international cricket. The standards are aimed at driving greater consistency in medical care of players around the world.
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