International cricket captains will never again risk being suspended for slow over-rates with the ICC choosing to rather dock points and fine the whole side for any such infringement, beginning with the upcoming World Test Championship.
The suggestions of the ICC Cricket Committee were endorsed by its board so as to control the hazard of slow over-rates. The world Test championship, which runs from 2019 to 2021, gets in progress with the Ashes, beginning August 1.
“In World Test Championship matches a team that is behind the required over the rate at the end of a match will have two competition points deducted for each over it is behind,” the ICC said in an announcement.
The huge advancement is, in any case, the abolition of suspension of captains for slow over-rates.
“Captains will no longer be suspended for repeated or serious over-rate breaches. All players should be held equally responsible for slow over rates, and as such will be fined at the same level as the captain,” it expressed.
According to the past guideline, two occurrences of slow over-rate in one year would prompt a suspension as an afterthought captain.
The ICC additionally embraced the Cricket Committee proposal that there ought to be further investigation of the utilization of replays to call No balls, and preliminaries will be led over the coming months.