London: The Non-Striking Side Outs Act will no longer be called ‘foul play’ with the guardian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) deciding to move Act 41 intended for foul play to Act 38 which refers to run-out as a mode of dismissal. Along with this, the MCC has also decided to completely ban the use of saliva to shine the ball in amendments to its 2022 code which will come into effect in October.Also Read – NEET PG Counseling 2021: Registration, Extended Choice Filling for Cleanup Round; Details inside
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“Law 41.16, evict non-attacker has been moved from Law 41 (Foul Play) to Law 38 (Flight). The wording of the law remains the same,” the MCC said in a press release Tuesday evening. . Also Read – NEET UG Counseling 2021: Is Migration Certificate Compulsory for Admission? Here’s what MCC says
The MCC also said using saliva to shine the ball would be considered an unfair practice. The application of saliva has been banned by the ICC due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the MCC said its research has found that the application of saliva has no impact on ball movement.
“When cricket resumed after the onset of Covid-19, playing conditions were written down in most forms of play stating that the application of saliva to the ball was no longer permitted.
“MCC research found this had little to no impact on the amount of swing bowlers got. Players used sweat to polish the ball, and it was just as effective,” he said.
“The new laws will not allow the use of saliva on the ball, which also removes any gray areas of outfield players eating sugary candies to modify their saliva to apply on the ball. The use of saliva will be treated the same as any other unfair method of altering the state of the ball,” he said.
The changes to the code, which emerged in 2017, were suggested by the MCC’s laws subcommittee “which were then approved at the club’s main committee meeting last week”.
The changes will not come into effect until October.
“…the 2022 Code makes some pretty significant changes, from the way we talk about cricket to the way it’s played,” said MCC Chief Legal Officer Fraser Stewart.
“It is important that we announce these changes now as part of the Club’s global commitment to the game, giving officials around the world the opportunity to learn under the new Code before the laws come into effect. October.”
Other recommended changes are:
Law 1 Substitute players:
Substitute players will be treated “as if they were the player they substituted, inheriting any penalty or dismissal that player did in that match”.
Law 18 Batters return when caught
When a batter is caught, the “new batter must enter at the end where the striker was, i.e. to face the next ball (unless it is the end of an over) .”
Rule 188.8.131.52 Dead Ball
The amendment suggests that calling Dead ball takes into account “whether either side is disadvantaged by a person, animal or other object in the field of play.”
“From a pitch invader to a running dog on the pitch, sometimes there is outside interference if that’s the case, and it impacts the game materially, the umpires will call and signal Dead ball.”
Rule 21.4 Bowler throwing on the batter’s side before the throw
“If a bowler throws the ball in an attempt to wear down the striker before entering their delivery stride, it will now be a dead ball. This is an extremely rare scenario, which until now was referred to as No ball.
Law 22.1 Judging a wide
The amendment accounts for a batter’s movement before the ball is pitched.
“It was deemed unfair that a pitch could be called ‘wide’ if it passed where the batter had been standing as the bowler entered their delivery stride.
“As a result, Law 22.1 has been amended so that a wide applies to where the batter is standing, where the striker has stood at all times since the bowler began his run, and who would also have passed the striker in a normal batting position.
Law 25.8 goalscorer’s right to play the ball
“If the ball lands far out of bounds, the new law allows the striker to play the ball as long as part of their bat or person remains in bounds. If they venture beyond that, the The umpire will call and signal Dead Ball As a reward to the batter, any ball that forces him out of bounds will also be called No Ball.
Laws 27.4 and 28.6 Unfair Movement from Camp to Hunt
“Up until now, any member of the fielding team who moved unfairly was only punished with a dead ball…Since the action is both unfair and deliberate, the batting team will be seen now award 5 penalty points.”