press trust of india
London,1 October
The prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club today released the 5th edition of the 2000 Code which features some significant changes in cricket rule including the most high profile change in new ‘No-ball rule’ which comes into effect from today.
According to Law 24.6 of ICC’s playing conditions, from now on if a bowler breaks the wicket during his delivery stride, it will be called ‘No Ball’.
ICC brought the ruling in as a playing regulation for the international summer.
Other changes to the Laws include limiting being out ‘Handled ball’ to just the striker as he is playing the ball or immed
iately after; any other illegal handling of the ball by either batsman will be given out as Obstructing the
field.