New rule will be applicable in England and West Indies series. (AFP Photo)
It is generally seen in cricket that teams are penalized for completing their overs on time. Due to this, captains are also fined and have to pay punishment. This also wastes a lot of time. ICC has made a new rule to stop this. This rule will be used only as a trial basis and if it is successful then it will be implemented permanently. ICC has made a stop clock rule to end the overs on time and it is going to use this rule from a series starting from 13th December.
Under the stop clock rule, an attempt will be made to control the time that passes between overs. Under this rule, the bowling team will have to bowl the first ball of the next over within 60 seconds. That means there will be only one minute between one over and the other.
Penalty will be imposed
According to the rules made by the ICC, only a warning will be given to the bowling team for the first and second time, but if this happens for the third time in a match, then a penalty of five runs will be imposed on the fielding team. This will create fear in the minds of the bowling teams that they will have to start the over on time. This system will be used as a trial in the five-match T20 series to be played between England and West Indies from December 13. This five-match series will end on December 22. If this rule is successful in this series, then it can be implemented further.
There are rules for batsmen
This type of rule is for batsmen also. After the fall of the wicket or retirement of the batsman, the next batsman has to play the first ball within the next two minutes. If this is not possible then the batsman will be considered out. This is called time out. Recently, in the match played in the ODI World Cup, Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews was given time out against Bangladesh. This was the first time in cricket that a batsman was given time out for the first time in international cricket.