After the completion of an over, a stop clock will be used to mark the completion of 60 seconds. During the innings, if a team fails to start the next over three times within 60 seconds, then the batting team will get the advantage and they will be given 5 runs for free as a penalty.
ICC is going to implement a new rule to take special care of time in ODI and T-20 formats. Actually, according to the rules, after the end of one over, the bowling team will be given 60 seconds to start the next over. If the bowler is not able to start his over within this stipulated time and this happens three times during the innings, then the batting team will get 5 runs for free as a penalty.
Difficulties for the bowling teams will increase
The ICC will use this new rule on a trial basis from December 2023 to April 2024. After the completion of an over, a ‘stop clock’ will be used to mark the completion of 60 seconds. If a team fails to start the next over within 60 seconds thrice during the innings, then the batting team will get the advantage and they will be given 5 runs for free as a penalty. If this rule meets the expectations during the trials, then the International Cricket Council can implement it completely.
Rules like time out
This new rule of ICC exactly matches with ‘Time Out’. In time out, if the batsman is not ready to play the ball for two minutes after reaching the crease, then he is declared out. Angelo Mathews also became its victim in the World Cup 2023 and on the appeal of Shakib Al Hasan, he was declared out by the umpire.
The batting team will get advantage
The batting team will benefit tremendously from the new ICC rules. If the team is not able to complete the over within the stipulated time, then it has to keep an additional fielder within a radius of 30 yards. However, with the advent of the new rule, the bowling team will have to take more care of time. However, no action will be taken against the bowling team for failing to start the over within 60 seconds twice in the middle of the innings, but if this mistake is made for the third time, the batting team will get 5 runs.