The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced some adjusted playing conditions for international cricket, according to a recent report.
The adjusted laws have to do with the size of the playing area and the availability of extra time to complete a match.
A press release issued via Cricket South Africa read: “The ICC have advised us as follows of the standard playing conditions for all international cricket as applicable from September 30 2018.
“The changes are very minor as follows: Clauses 11.4 (ODI), 11.7 and 12.8 (Tests) – If a result is imminent, extra time can be requested so the match can be concluded before a scheduled interval. Clause 19 (Test, ODI and T20I) – Unless the boundary is the maximum 90 yards from the centre of the pitch, the boundary rope cannot be any more than 10 yards from the edge of the available playing area.
“In addition, there is a clarification to Clause 21.12 with a new sentence added which MCC has said was an oversight when the new Laws were introduced last October. The revoking of the No ball should only be done in situations where the bowler dropped the ball or didn’t deliver it. If the ball is delivered ‘normally’ and then something happens that makes it become dead, the No ball should still count.
“These playing conditions are dated and are effective from 30th September 2018 which is the start of the series between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“Standard Playing Conditions for women’s international cricket will be distributed separately.”