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What is ICC’s new ‘stop clock’ rule? New over will have to start in 60 seconds

New Delhi. ICC is going to make the stop clock rule permanent in ODI and T20 International cricket. ICC, the supreme body of cricket, believes that by implementing this rule, time can be managed in both limited overs cricket. Right now this rule has been implemented on an experimental basis. The ICC will now always use all full-time members in ODI and T20 International cricket from the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

The ICC had started the ‘Stop clock’ rule in December 2023 and it is currently being used, which will be made permanent from June 1, 2024. The ICC said after its annual board meeting, “The ‘stop clock’ rule will become permanent in all ODIs and T20 Internationals from June 2024, starting with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the USA. The trial was to be conducted till April 2024 but the results of this trial are clearly visible like the matches are ending on time due to which about 20 minutes are being saved in each ODI match.

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New over will have to start within 60 seconds
According to the rules, the fielding team will have to start a new over within 60 seconds of the end of the previous over. For this, an ‘electronic’ clock installed on the field will count down from 60 to zero and the third umpire can decide the time to start the clock. If the fielding team does not do so, it will be given two warnings and for subsequent violations, a penalty of 5 runs will be imposed for each incident.

The rules also include
The ICC, however, added some exceptions to the rule, allowing the start clock to be voided in situations such as a new batsman coming in mid-overs, an official ‘drinks break’, and an injury to a batsman or fielder. But involves treatment. This rule will also not be enforced if time is lost due to circumstances beyond the control of the fielding team.

Reserve day for T20 World Cup 2024 semi-finals and final
In the ICC meeting, ‘reserve’ days were also approved for the semi-finals (27 June) and final (29 June) of the T20 World Cup. For a complete match during the league or Super Eight stage, the team batting in the second innings will be required to bowl at least five overs. But in a ‘knockout’ match, 10 overs will need to be bowled in the second innings for a complete match.

Tags: Cricket, ICC, T20 World Cup

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