NEW DELHI: International Cricket Councilof the (ICC) the executive committee approved a series of changes to the conditions of play that will take effect October 1, the most prominent of which is a belated attempt to target the controversial practice Arguably ‘Mankading’, or destroy a hitter at the striker’s finish.
For decades, this move, which takes its name from the legendary Vinoo Mankad’s analog game, has been running out Bill Brown during his visit to India in 1948 Australiahas been deemed to go against the ‘spirit of the game’ even though it is perfectly legal under cricket laws.
Now, on the recommendation of the ICC cricket committee chaired by Sourav Ganguly, running out of strikers has been moved from the ‘unfair play’ section to make it more legal. “The conditions of play follow the rules in moving this end-of-game effect from ‘unfair play’ to ‘out of play’,” the ICC said.
The likes of the former captain of India Sunil Gavaskar has long opposed the sacking regime named after a famous Indian cricketer. However, it is Ravichandran Ashwinrecently ran out of strikers Jos Buttlerduring IPL 2019, created a huge stir and may have prompted the recent change.
Technically, this exhaustion mode is always there. But it is rarely employed because a culture has been created against it. The runner trying to get an unfair start was predicted to be the victim and the handball was slashed. In the past, Vinoo Mankad and R Ashwin received a rough ending for doing what was completely legal. The ICC’s decision, a rare bowler-friendly move, removes the stigma against those trying to flee in this way. Functionally, it would force those without strikers into a predicament. At a time when the T20 is becoming the most played format of the game and the final finish is commonplace, every inch counts.
Criticism of AshwinThe actions of some famous British cricketers, and the subsequent trolling by off-spinner players on social media, once again highlight how bowlers always take their sticks for ‘Mankading’ while playing. leaving the hitter essentially free to fly off his ground. Other significant committee changes approved include a permanent ban on the use of saliva, which has been in effect since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Whether a more permanent rule would result in a complete obliteration of the backstroke because of a strong force in the game remains to be seen.
In addition, the method of hitting people ‘passing’ in a caught firing was implemented. “Now, when a batter is caught out, the new batter will arrive at the striker’s end, regardless of whether the batter passes before the catch is made,” the ICC said. said. This can help the bowling team, especially in stressful situations where a lesser hitter is likely to appear.
Another important new feature in the game will be the awarding of 5 penalty kicks and a dead ball to the batter if there is any unfair and intentional movement from the batter while the player throws the ball. running into the ball.
Additionally, if both teams agree, mixed throws, currently only allowed in the women’s T20I, can now also be used in the men’s T20I and men’s ODI. Hybrid turf is a blend of natural grass and artificial fibers.