ICC made major changes in two rules of cricket, now players will not be able to show cleverness in taking DRS.

International Cricket Council (ICC) The ICC has significantly changed the playing conditions, whereby umpires will now only assess ‘side on replay’ for stumpings without considering catches behind the wicket during Decision Review System (DRS) referrals. This amendment in the rules has come into effect from December 12, 2023. According to this, if a team wants to take a referral for a catch behind the wicket during the stump out investigation, then it should do so separately. DRS Will have to choose the option.

DRS will not be misused

Last year, during the series between India and Australia, Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey also used referral for caught behind the wicket after stumping without the team using DRS. But now after the implementation of the new rules, in the appeal for stumping, only the image of the side on camera will be shown and the umpire will look only at that. He will not check whether the ball has touched the bat or not.

Substitute player can bowl in this situation

The ICC has also clarified the rules regarding taking substitute players for concussion (a condition of mild unconsciousness due to head injury). Now the substitute player will be allowed to bowl only if the original player has to withdraw due to ‘concussion’ while bowling. Along with this, the governing body of World Cricket has also fixed a time of four minutes for assessment and treatment of injuries on the field.

BCCI has also changed the rules for domestic tournaments

With these changes in ICC rules, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has implemented the rule of ‘dead ball’ and two bouncers per over during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy last year in the Ranji Trophy starting from Friday. Have also decided to continue. The bowlers are expected to benefit from this. Now bowlers will be able to bowl two bouncers to trouble the batsman.

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