HEADLINE: New playing conditions set to be introduced

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9/26/17 7:17:37 AM 

ICC media release:  The significant changes include restriction on dimensions of the bat, the introduction of player send-offs for misconduct and changes to the Decision Review System.

Restrictions on bat sizes, player send-offs and changes in DRS are the highlights of new playing conditions effective 28 September.
The significant changes include a restriction on the dimensions of the bat, the introduction of player send-offs for misconduct and changes to the Decision Review System, all of which will commence from the two upcoming Test series – when South Africa hosts Bangladesh and the one between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.

The ICC playing conditions will now incorporate the relevant clauses from the MCC Laws of Cricket (2017 Code), meaning that all the playing regulations will be captured in one document for each format.
To maintain the balance between bat and ball, the playing conditions now restrict the size of the edges of the bats as well as their thickness. The restriction on the length and width of bats remain unchanged but the thickness of the edges can’t be more than 40mm and the overall depth can be 67 mm at the most. Umpires will be issued with a new bat gauge, which they can use to check a bat’s legality.


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