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Saliva polish banned by ICC

Story Highlights
  • Saliva Polish on the Ball Ban
  • Batter in case of Ball caught
  • Batter ready to face the Ball
  • A Bowler aiming his delivery throw at the striker's end
  • Right of the striker to play the Ball:
  • Unfair fielding tactics

The International Cricket Council (ICC) published new rules for fielding and hitting on Tuesday, including prohibiting putting saliva on the ball.

With the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2022 quickly approaching, the revised Playing Conditions will have an outsized influence on the sport beginning on October 1.

Here are the new rules and regulations that the ICC has implemented for the field:

Saliva Polish on the Ball Ban

It is completely prohibited for players to use their saliva to polish the ball in any way. This policy was first created in response to the constraints imposed by COVID-19; however, it will now be made permanent.

Batter in case of Ball caught

According to the new laws established by the ICC, if a batsman is dismissed, the replacement batter must approach the wicket from the striker’s end. This is the case regardless of whether or not the batter had already crossed the line when the catch was completed.

Batter ready to face the Ball

In both one-day internationals and tests, the time limit for a new batter to be ready to face the ball is two minutes. T20 cricket will continue to adhere to the 90-second time limit. The fielding team captain may request a timeout if the batter does not complete the task within the allotted time.

A Bowler aiming his delivery throw at the striker’s end

It is a dead ball if the bowler attempts a run-out by throwing it towards the striker’s end before delivery.

Right of the striker to play the Ball:

It would be a no-ball if the batter had to leave the pitch because of the delivery.

Unfair fielding tactics

Umpires can award five penalty runs to the batting side in addition to calling a dead ball if the fielding team makes any unfair and purposeful movement while the bowler is going to bowl.

In addition, after completing the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League in 2023, the ICC will introduce the in-match penalty for the slow-over rate established in Twenty20 International cricket into One Day International matches as well.

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