The MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) has announced some new cricket laws on Wednesday, 9th March. One week ago, the law committee of MCC conducted a meeting and some developments occurred regarding the change of cricket rules. According to the reports of ESPN Cricinfo, the controversial Mankad out became legit as per the new rules, MCC will make bowlers prohibited from using saliva too to shine the ball. The 2022 code of law will be implemented from 1st October 2022. Let’s learn about MCC New Rules of 2022 today.
List of MCC New Rules
The MCC New Rules are mentioned below –
Law 1 – Replacement Players
Law 1.3, which is regarding the replacement players. The replacements are now be treated as if they were the player they replaced on the field. They will receive the sanctions or dismissals that the player has done in that match.
Law 18 – New Batter to face the bowler during caught out
Law 18.11 says when a batter gets caught, the player who comes to bat will start at the striker’s end (unless it is the end of an over). Earlier, if the batters crossed before the catch was taken then the new player would go to the non-strikers’ end but the law has changed to reward the bowler for taking the wicket. It was first trialed in The Hundred tournament by England and Wales Cricket Board.
Law 126.96.36.199 – Dead ball
This law says if any animal, human, or object invades the ground during a ball is being bowled, it will be called a dead ball.
Law 21.4 – Bowler throwing towards striker’s end before delivery
If a bowler throws the ball in an attempt to run out the striker before entering their delivery stride, it will now be a Dead ball. This is an extremely rare scenario.
Law 22.1 – Judging a Wide
In the modern game, batters are, more than ever, moving laterally around the crease before the ball is bowled. It was felt unfair that a delivery might be called ‘Wide’ if it passes where the batter had stood as the bowler entered his/her delivery stride. Therefore, Law 22.1 has been amended so that a ‘Wide’ will apply to where the batter is standing, where the striker has stood at any point since the bowler began their run up, and which would also have passed wide of the striker in a normal batting position.
It will now be fair treatment to a bowler,
Laws 27.4 and 28.6 – Unfair movement by the fielding side
Until now, any member of the fielding side who moved unfairly, was punished only with a ‘Dead ball’ – potentially cancelling a perfectly good shot by the batter. Given the action is both unfair and deliberate, it will now see the batting side awarded 5 Penalty runs.
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The term, named after Vinoo Mankad, legendary Indian all-rounder. Mankad out is a runout that takes place when the non-strike batter leaves his crease prematurely and the bowler stops in his bowling action to effect the dismissal.