Dubai | T20 Cricket New Rules : Changes are often made in the rules to keep people’s interest in cricket. The reason behind this is only that people have been getting to see something new in this game. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced in-game penalties for slow over rates in the T20 format of both men’s and women’s cricket. The ICC said that this new rule will be in effect from this month. According to ICC over rate rules, the fielding team must be in a position to bowl the first ball of the last over of their innings by the time stipulated for the end of the innings. Otherwise, teams will be allowed to have four fielders instead of five outside the 30-yard circle for the remainder of the innings.
ICC announces new playing conditions for T20I, fielding side to suffer for slow over-rate
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This rule was applicable in franchise cricket
T20 Cricket New Rules : Let us tell you that the ICC has adopted this rule in view of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Which implemented a similar rule in the first season of franchise cricket ‘The Hundred’ in July last year. The ICC said about this that it has adopted it after reading the report of the effectiveness of this rule in improving the pace of the T20 format. According to the ICC, the penalty in the match will be in addition to the existing ICC fine for slow over rate.
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Optional drinks break also started
T20 Cricket New Rules : Along with this, the ICC has also introduced an optional drink break in the middle of the innings in bilateral T20 series. Teams can now opt for a two and a half minute break at the middle of each innings. However, for this both the teams will have to make an agreement between the two teams before the start of the series. The T20 match between West Indies and Ireland to be played at Sabina Park on 16 January will be the first men’s match in which these new rules will be used.
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