The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated some minor changes to the standard playing conditions which is set to be applied from September 30.
One of the new amendments under the clauses 11.4 (ODI), 11.7 and 12.8 (Tests) is the introduction of extra time. If a result is imminent, extra time can be requested so the match can be concluded before a scheduled interval.
Also in accordance with clause 19 (Test, ODI and T20I), unless the boundary is the maximum 90 yards from the centre of the pitch, the boundary rope cannot be any more than 10 yards from the edge of the available playing area.
The ICC has also given clarifications to the laws which were introduced last October under the clause of clause 21.12. Moreover, some amendments have also been made to no balls which are decided as dead balls by the on-field umpires.
The revoking of the no-ball should only be done in situations where the bowler dropped the ball or didn’t deliver it. If the ball is delivered ‘normally’ and then something happens that makes it become dead, the no-ball should still count.
As wrote earlier, the rules will be effective from September 30, 2018, which is the start of the series between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The playing conditions in women's cricket will be moderated separately.