International Cricket Council, has issued new guidelines in the wake of increasing cases of Slow Overrate and Slew of penalties being imposed by the authority on different teams.
International Cricket Council has ruled that commencing this month, all the teams are being notified that slow Overrate in a match will lead to a man less outside the 30 yards circle for the rest of the overs in a T20 game.
Apart from this ICC has also added an optional drinks break between the games if series played is bilateral in its face.
The in-match penalties are in addition to the sanctions for slow over rate outlined in Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
“The over rate regulations are captured in clause 13.8 of the playing conditions , which stipulate that a fielding side must be in position to bowl the first ball of the final over of the innings by the scheduled or rescheduled time for the end of the innings,” the ICC stated.
“If they are not in such a position, one fewer fielder will be permitted outside of the 30-yard circle for the remaining overs of the innings.”
The update was recommended by ICC cricket committee which always discuss ways to improve the games and chalk out better playing conditions while upholding the sportsperson spirit and spirit of the game.
In another change, an optional drinks break of two minutes and thirty seconds may be taken at the mid-point of each innings subject to agreement between Members at the start of each series.
The first men’s match to be played under the new playing conditions will be the one-off tie between the West Indies and Ireland at the Sabina Park in Jamaica on January 16.
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