New Cricket laws



  • Has this been discussed within another cricket thread already?

    The stricter sanctions for wanky behaviour will be interesting as it puts the umps in a position they have previously kept well away from.

    *Umpire sanctions under the new code
    Level 1

    Offences include excessive appealing and showing dissent at an umpire's decision. Following an official warning, a second Level 1 offence will result in five penalty runs being awarded to the opposing team.

    Level 2

    Offences (including throwing the ball at a player or making deliberate physical contact with an opponent during play), will result in the immediate awarding of five penalty runs to the opposing team.

    Level 3

    Offences (including intimidating an umpire or threatening to assault another player, team official or spectator) will result in five penalty runs and a removal of the offending player from the field for a set number of overs, depending on the format of the match.

    Level 4

    Offences (threatening an umpire or committing any act of violence on the field of play), will result in five penalty runs and the removal of the offending player for the remainder of the match. If the player is batting at the time of the offence, he/she will be recorded as 'retired out'.*

    The other key things are bat size regulations, especially limiting edges to 40mm (which is still huge) and the run out law change which means once a bat (or batsman) is grounded over the line it is deemed grounded even if it then bounces up (fair change).

    Mankadding has been extended to any time before completing delivery arm swing rather than delivery stride. (good)



  • @Crucial said in New Cricket laws:

    Mankadding has been extended to any time before completing delivery arm swing rather than delivery stride. (good)

    I don't quite understand what this one means? Does that mean its easier or harder to mankad?



  • @TeWaio said in New Cricket laws:

    @Crucial said in New Cricket laws:

    Mankadding has been extended to any time before completing delivery arm swing rather than delivery stride. (good)

    I don't quite understand what this one means? Does that mean its easier or harder to mankad?

    Easier (at lower levels). Brings the MCC Laws in line with the ICC directive.

    Under the previous MCC Law once you started your delivery stride you couldn't mankad. Now you can do it at any time but can't pretend to bowl, hang on to the ball instead and trick the non-striker.
    A bit like not allowing the halfback to dummy pass from the base of a ruck/scrum.