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ICC Bans Saliva on Balls

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday extended a temporary ban on using saliva to polish cricket balls.

After a meeting of the ICC chief executives’ committee approved a number of rule amendments effective October 1. The running out of the non-striker would no longer be considered unfair play. The first major event to be played under the new rules will be the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Restriction on using Saliva

The ICC said that the restriction on using saliva to shine one side of the ball to make it swing through the air, which was implemented in May 2020 as a temporary measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus, will remain in effect.

As a temporary Covid-19-related precaution, the use of saliva has been prohibited in international cricket for more than two years. It is now deemed suitable to make the restriction permanent, according to an ICC statement.

After being changed from the “Unfair Play” portion of the rules to the “Run Out” section. The contentious running out of a non-striker who encroaches outside of his crease by the bowler has now gained legitimacy.

New Run Out rule

The ICC stated that running out a non-striker for backing up excessively would now be viewed as an ordinary runout. The dismissal was termed a “Mankad” in honor of the Indian bowler who outran Australia batsman Bill Brown in the 1948 Sydney Test, earning him the moniker.

ICC Bans Saliva on Balls
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However, bowlers will no longer be able to advance down the wicket before beginning their delivery stride. And throwing at the stumps in an effort to run out the striker. If they attempt to do so, it will be referred to as a dead ball.

Other regulation modifications require the replacement hitter to take the following pitch from the striker’s end. Previously, the new batter would be at the non-end striker’s if the batters reached the plate before a catch was made, according to ICC.

In Tests and One-Day Internationals, the time it takes an incoming batter to take a strike has been lowered from three minutes to two. But in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), it stays at 90 seconds.

One of the other new regulations is that the batting team may be given five penalty runs. If fielders make any unfair or intentional moves while the bowler is running into the bowl.

Another adjustment permits hybrid pitches to be used for all men’s and women’s ODIs and T20Is. Women’s T20Is is the only sport in which hybrid pitches, which combine natural grass with artificial turf, have been utilized.

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بابر اعظم نے اس بات پر بات کی کہ پاکستان کو انگلینڈ کے ہاتھوں پہلے ٹی ٹوئنٹی میں کیوں شکست ہوئی۔


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