New Cricket Laws — “Laws Of Cricket 2017 Code” — Came Into Play, September 28, 2017.
To be honest I just found out about them while watching highlights of those matches. I had heard about some of these proposed Laws BUT had not realized that they had been approved and were coming into play in September 2017.
- Limiting the thickness of a bat’s edge to 1.58″ is interesting — along with ensuring that it cannot be more than 2.6″ thick at any point.
I still have the last bat that I bought, c. 1983 (so it is ~34 years old). It is a ‘Duncan Fearnley’ (which has tried up a tad over the decades). I measured the edge, 0.75″. Thickness, 1.5″! Wow.
- Tethering the bails to the wicket could be interesting. I am not really sure that there ever was a desperate need for this. We will see.
- Wow! Players can be sent off for misconduct! Wonder who will be the first to get sent off.
- DRS rules changed. “Umpire’s Call” will not result in a loss of a review, BUT in Test matches the reviews are NOT RESET back to 2 each after 80-overs! Pakistan, already on Day 1, lost both their reviews.
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