ICC announces permanent ban on use of saliva to shine ball

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced rules which put a permanent ban on using saliva on the ball.

On Tuesday, ICC introduced a few fielding and batting regulations.

ICC’s new rules and regulations will come into effect immediately from October 1, and it is expected to have an impact on ICC men’s T20 World in Australia.

Few important changes in ICC rules:

Another ICC rule suggests that when a batter is out caught, the new batter will come in at the end of the strike, regardless of whether the batters crossed prior to the catch being taken.

A new batter on crease will now be required to be ready to take strike within two minutes in Tests and ODIs, while the current rule of ninety seconds in T20Is remains the same.

Any unfair movement while the bowler is running into the bowl could now result in the umpire awarding five penalty runs to the batting side, in addition to a call of dead ball.

A bowler, who saw the batter advancing down the wicket before entering their delivery stride, could throw the ball to attempt to run out the striker according to the previous rule. This practice will now be called a dead ball.

Decisions were made in the ICC Cricket Committee meeting presided by Sourav Ganguly.