ICC: Captains won’t be suspended for slow over-rates anymore

ICC: Captains won't be suspended for slow over-rates anymore

ICC building(pic source : ICC)

International cricket council has made some changes in the rules of cricket. After a two year trial of concussion replacements in Australia’s domestic cricket competition, the Sheffield Shield. ICC made a change that a player who injured during the match. He can be like to like replacement that will need to approve by the match referee after the team medical representative clear that he could not take part in the rest of the game.

The ICC stated that the decision on the replacement will be made by the respective team’s medical representative.

“Decisions on replacements will continue to be made by the team medical representative and the player should be a like-for-like replacement who will need to be approved by the Match Referee,” an ICC release stated.

  • Captains will no longer be suspended for repeated or severe over-rate breaches.
  • All players should be held equally responsible for slow over rates, and as such will be fined at the same level as the captain.
  • In World Test Championship matches a team that is behind the required over-rate at the end of a match will have two competition points deducted for each over it is behind.

“The ICC endorsed the Cricket Committee recommendation that there should be further exploration of the use of replays to call No balls, and trials will be conducted over the coming months.”

The ICC approved a revised set of Medical Standards for ICC global and regional events and all other international cricket. The standards are aimed at driving greater consistency in the medical care of players around the world.

This will be included in ICC playing conditions from 1 August 2019. All the change will come to play from the first Ashes Test between England and Australia.

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