Change in the rules of cricket: Now bowlers will not be able to spit on the ball

On Wednesday, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced changes to international cricket rules, but they will not take effect until October 1 of this year. That is, before the T20 World Cup in Australia, the rules of cricket will change.

No Saliva (Cricket Law 41.3).

In cricket, the MCC has now outlawed the use of spit to shine the ball. Previously, it had only been implemented as a result of Kovid-19, but now MCC is making it a law. Sweat was used by the players to shine the ball, and it was equally effective. Because players use sugar-containing products to apply their saliva to the ball, the new law prohibits them from doing so. As a result, saliva on the ball will be treated as any other improper method of changing the ball’s position.

To shine the ball, players apply saliva to it.

Law 18 – After the outgoing player, the new player will take the strike.

Even if the players have changed the strike before the last wicket, according to the MCC’s new rules, only the new player on the field will take the strike after any player is out. Until now, the new batsman remained at the non-striker end if the player who played the shot reached the bowling end before being caught out. In the event of a dismissal, the strike will now be taken by only the new player.

On the recommendation of the MCC, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) tried it for the first time in The Hundred League.

During the 2019 IPL, R Ashwin had Mankadig out Jos Buttler, which sparked a lot of debate.

The ICC has also made significant changes in the area of mankading. Previously, it was considered against the spirit of the game under Cricket Law 41, but it will now be considered legal under Law 38, i.e. run out.

Where did the term “mankading” originate?

In cricket, the mankading rule is in effect, but it is considered to be against the spirit of the game. Mankading occurs when the non-striking end’s batsman leaves the crease before the bowler has bowled, and the bowler stops his hand and drops the non-striking end’s bails. The first batsman to be dismissed in this manner in the IPL was Jos Buttler.

Vinoo Mankad of India dismissed Will Brown of Australia in a similar manner during a test match between India and Australia. Since then, this method has been dubbed ‘Mankading,’ after Vinu’s surname.

In cricket, this rule applies, but opinions are divided. Some knowledgeable and former players are in favour of this, while others argue that it is against the spirit of the game to dismiss the batsman in this manner.

Dead Ball (Law 20.4.2.12)

The rules for dead balls have also been altered. It is considered a dead ball if any person, animal, or other object on the match field causes damage to either side. The umpire will call and signal a dead ball if the game is disrupted by a sudden fan entering the field or a dog entering the field.

Fielder’s error (Laws 27.4 and 28.6)

If any member of the fielding team is seen making incorrect movements, the batting side team will be penalised 5 runs. It was previously referred to as a dead ball in this case. If the batter hit a good shot in such a situation, those runs were not taken into account. This will no longer be the case.

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