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ICC Rules Change: New rules will not let opposition disturb batsman at crease

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced some new rules in the game of cricket and the players will have to extra careful from now on.

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New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced some new rules in the game of cricket and the players will have to be extra careful from now on. 

The committee headed by Sourav Ganguly has approved the proposals of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Therefore, now the changed rules in international cricket will be applicable from 1 October 2022. A total of 8 rules were changed, in which there is also a rule that every cricket lover needs to know.

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Distracting batsman will be punishable offence

Many times during a cricket match, you must have seen that during the bowling, the fielders and the opposition players try to distract the attention of the batsman. In the changed rules, if any bowler or bowling team does such an act then he will have to bear the brunt of it.

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Rules Changes in Cricket

The Marylebone Cricket Club has amended the rules 27.4 and 28.6 to prevent unnecessary movement from the fielding team. Earlier, according to this rule, any inappropriate (deliberate) attempt to distract the batsman while the bowler was bowling was declared a dead ball. Therefore, it affects the performance of the batsman and from now on, MCC will consider it deliberate obstruction and would be considered wrong.

Under this rule, any unreasonable and intentional attempt to distract the batsman while the bowler is bowling, the umpire can declare that ball as a balled ball. Not only this, now according to the new rule, the umpire will also give a penalty of 5 runs to the batting side.

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