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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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ICC introduces changes in the playing format of T20I matches to increase the pace of games

ICC had introduced 2 new rules. The first rule is for in Match penalty and the second rule is for the drink break in the mid of each inning of the test match. These 2 rules were introduced by ICC to increase the pace of the game. After the implementation of this rule in T20 International, we can see a certain amount of changes in the gameplay. Check the two rules framed by ICC for T20 International matches.

1st Rule-In match penalty for slow over rates

The penalty had been sanctioned and introduce in addition to article 2.22 of the ICC code of conduct. This penalty states that the first ball of the final over of the innings is started at the schedule or reschedule time. If the time exceeds the schedule or reschedules time then the players have to keep a less player outside the 30-yard circle boundary. This penalty is implemented to increase the pace of the game and to complete the game on time.

These changes will bring a good pace to the game. As the team would have a less player outside the 30-yard circle boundary which certainly is a disadvantage for the team at the most important time of the match. The depth overs are the main overs for T20 International matches which can lead to 20-25 runs in over if they exceed the schedule or reschedule time.

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2nd Rule- Drinks break in mid of each innings

The second rule introduced by ICC was mid-innings drink break for both the innings of the T20 International match. A certain time limit is kept for the drink break. Only 2 minutes and 30 seconds will be there in the middle of the match. To improve the pace of the game ICC bring up new rules to increase the entertainment experience of the viewers. Stay updated on the page to get live updates on ICC’s new rules and game formats.


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