ICC extend T20I innings

News

The International Cricket Council has made minor amendments to international playing conditions for the remainder of this year and 2015's entirety.

The International Cricket Council has made minor amendments to international playing conditions for the remainder of this year and 2015's entirety.

Twenty20 innings have been extended from 80 to 85 minutes, while the use of Real-Time Snickometer has been included in the list of approved technology for the Decision Review System.

The changes will take effect on 5 October, when Pakistan and Australia start the tour of the United Arab Emirates with a one-off Twenty20 International at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

A restriction on substitute fielders, too, has been introduced. In addition to the playing XI, each captain must nominate a maximum of four replacements in writing to the match referee prior to the toss. A player serving a match suspension is not allowed to be nominated as a substitute.

On-field umpires, meanwhile, have been empowered to "stop play and instruct the ground staff to take whatever action they can and use whatever equipment is necessary to remove as much dew as possible from the outfield when conditions become unreasonable or dangerous".

Latest