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ICC bans use of saliva, introduces slow over rate penalty in ODI

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21 Sep 2022 - 18:09
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21 Sep 2022 - 18:09

KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to introduce the slow-over rate penalty in One Day Internationals as well after it was introduced in the Twenty-Twenty game last year, according to ESPNCricinfo on Wednesday.

It will come into effect after the ODI Super League ends next year. In addition, the cricket body permanently banned the use of saliva to shine the ball, the rule earlier implemented during Covid-19 pandemic.

After introducing a penalty for slow over rates in T20Is, the ICC has decided to bring the in-match penalty into play in ODIs too. For each over the fielding team falls short by at the scheduled cessation time of the innings, after taking time allowances into play, they must have an additional fielder inside the ring.

For example, if a team completes only 48 overs when their stipulated time runs out, the last two overs must be bowled with just four fielders outside the ring.

In January this year, the ICC had introduced a rule for T20Is, for both men and women, where, if the fielding team is unable to start the final over of the innings within the stipulated time, they would be penalised by bringing an additional fielder in the 30-yard circle.


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