Some Interesting ICC Rules in Limited Overs (ODI and T20I) Format That You Should Know

Here are the most interesting rules of the ICC that the players need to remember while playing cricket.

Rules are what make a game more interesting, as that would create a level playing field for every team because every player needs to follow them. Though cricket fans are mostly aware of the rules followed while playing the sport, here are some of the most interesting rules of the ICC that a cricket fan should know.

Not Out Even If the Ball Hit The Gloves Of The Batter

There have been many instances when a batter was given out as the ball touched the glove of the batter and then the ball got caught by the opposite team’s player, but there is a catch in this rule as well, which is that if the ball touched the gloves of the batter but the gloves or hand were not in contact with the bat at that time, then even if the catch was taken, he or she would not be given out.

5- Run Penalty On Hitting The Helmet

Many times the wicketkeeper, while standing behind the wickets, removes his helmet and puts it on the ground behind him, and if by any chance the ball hits the grounded helmet, then five penalty runs will be awarded to the batting side.

Penalty For Fake Fielding And Stopping The Ball Apart From One’s Own Body

It has been a strict rule now to impose a five-run penalty on the fielding side if the umpire finds out that the fielding side has been seen deceiving the batters with a fake fielding attempt, plus if any player tries to stop the cricket ball other than his or her body, then a five-run penalty would be awarded to the fielding side.

60 Seconds Rule

A new rule has been added recently by the ICC to ensure that the match gets over in the stipulated time, and it is the responsibility of the teams playing in the match to adhere to the rules of the ICC. In the latest rule, a 5-run penalty would be imposed on the bowling team if they failed to start the next over within 60 seconds of the previous over bowled. The penalty would be given if they failed to do so a third time during the match. This rule would be applied on a trial basis from December 2023 to April 2024.

Not Out If Not Appealed

It is a mandatory provision to appeal to the umpire for the decision, and if the bowling side didn’t appeal for the wicket, the player would remain not out.

Timed Out

This rule has recently been utilized by Bangladesh’s skipper, Shakib al-Hasan, who used it against Sri Lanka’s all-rounder, Angelo Mathews. According to this rule, the incoming batter has to be ready to face the next ball or be at the non-striker’s end within 3 minutes of the outgoing batsman. If the incoming player fails to do so for whatever reason, he will be declared out by the umpire if the opposition’s captain appeals.

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