ICC approves new cricket rules, will be effective from October 1
The ICC Chief Executives Committee approved the new rules and they will be effective from October 1. Under new rule teams will no longer lose a review under the Decision Review System (DRS) if a leg before referral returns as ‘Umpires Call’, part of a slew of changes recommended by its Cricket Committee. The decisions include the use of DRS in all T20 Internationals. With the tweak in the DRS rule on umpires call, the current rule allowing the top-up of reviews after 80 overs in Tests has been removed. The minimum standards for DRS use would include the mandatory use of accredited ball tracking and edge detection technology. Umpires will have power to send off players for the most serious incidents of player misconduct, including violence. Other rules are related to restriction on bat dimensions (thickness of edges and depth of bat).