Presentation on theme: "1 CRICKET AUSTRALIA PROPOSED LAW CHANGES 2013. 2 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 2SUBSTITUTES AND RUNNERS Only the Striker (while receiving/playing at a delivery)"— Presentation transcript:
2 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 2SUBSTITUTES AND RUNNERS Only the Striker (while receiving/playing at a delivery) now subject to Law 33 Handled the ball. Hence non striker; a runner acting for an injured striker & a striker in the act of running are not subject to this Law (however they remain subject to dismissal under “Obstructing the field”) Law now outlines immunity for Injured striker regarding stumped off a no-ball situation to mirror normal batsman Highlighted parts reworded only – no change in meaning and application of Law 2
3 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 5THE BALL 4.New ball in match of more than one day’s duration In a match of more than one day’s duration, the captain of the fielding side may demand a new ball after the prescribed number of overs has been bowled with the old one when the number of overs, excluding any part overs, bowled with the old one is equal to or greater than the prescribed number of overs. The Governing Body for cricket in the country concerned shall decide the number of overs applicable in that Country match which This number shall not be less than 75 overs. The umpire shall inform the other umpire and indicate to the batsmen and the scorers whenever a new ball is taken into play. Highlighted parts reworded only – no change in meaning and application of Law 5
4 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 17PRACTICE ON THE FIELD Parts 1 (Practice on the pitch) & 2 (Practice on the rest of the square) have been combined under part 1 as (a) & (b) Part 3 (Practice on the outfield) becomes new part 2 and is broken into 4 sub sections – (a) to (d). Drinks breaks are now mentioned in this section where previous Laws were silent in this regard. Practice on the outfield now more specific regarding illegality of fielder undertaking bowling practice in between balls to someone outside the boundary eg. Bowling coach Note mention of only match ball allowed on field of play Bowling practice to a fellow fielder ok provided normal bowling action used i.e. no pounding of ball into ground which could be used to change it’s condition i.e. Soften it Batting practice specifically mentioned for the first time. Linked to Law 42 i.e. Batsman wasting time
5 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 18SCORING RUNS When a batsman is dismissed Handled the ball the only runs scored are from penalties i.e. not runs already scored prior to offence Only penalty runs applicable now for scoring runs when ball lawfully strike more than once (see Law 34.4)
6 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 19BOUNDARIES Proposed scenario is - player “A” makes initial contact with the ball on the full within the field of play etc. Player “B” can complete the catch providing he does not have contact with the ground beyond the boundary while in contact with the ball. Does this constitute a fair catch? The answer is yes (supported by CA Technical Committee) which was subsequently confirmed by Simon Taufel and Frazer Stewart (MCC Laws Committee). Specific intent by use of the words “a fielder first making contact within the field of play” and subsequent reference talks about “any fielder makes subsequent contact” Boundary 4 and boundary 6 terminology and signals still used for games even though alternate amount of runs has allocated to boundaries Specific mention of boundary 6 only scored for ball struck with the bat i.e. not able to score 6 byes; leg byes etc.
7 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 23DEAD BALL 1.Ball is dead (x)the match is concluded in any of the ways stated in Law 16.9 (Conclusion of match). 4.Umpire calling and signalling Dead ball (ix) the ball does not leave the bowler’s hand for any reason other than an attempt to run out the non-striker under Law 42.15 (Bowler attempting to run out non-striker before delivery). Extra situation (x) added for part 1 of dead ball Law stating explicitly what is already implied by the Law, namely that the ball becomes dead at the conclusion of the match.
8 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 24NO BALL New part 6 of no ball Law to cover “Steven Finn” situation, Note associated reference in Appendix D includes stipulation of delivery stride and stride following!
9 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 25WIDE BALL 3.Call and signal of Wide ball (c)The umpire shall revoke the call of Wide ball if a delivery is called a No ball. See Law 24.11 (No ball to over-ride Wide). 8.Out from a Wide When Wide ball has been called, neither batsman shall be out under any of the Laws except 33 Handled the ball, 35 (Hit wicket), 37 (Obstructing the field), 38 (Run out) or 39 (Stumped). Handled the ball now a specific action pertaining to striker only in playing at the ball eg Graham Gooch
10 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 30BOWLED 1.Out Bowled (a)The striker is out Bowled if his wicket is put down by a ball delivered by the bowler, not being a No ball, even if it first touches his bat or person. (b)Notwithstanding (a) above he shall not be out Bowled if before striking the wicket the ball has been in contact with any other player or an umpire. He will, however, be subject to Laws 33 (Handled the ball), 37 (Obstructing the field), 38 (Run out) and 39 (Stumped). As above specific Handled the ball situation means that if subsequent contact with a fielder then dismissal could result from Obstruction eg David Hussey last season
11 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 32CAUGHT Discuss “team catch” as mentioned in boundary Law i.e. multiple fielders involved in caught scenario. This remains a fair catch providing 2 criteria are met - First player contacting the ball must be inside the field of play or, if in the air when first contact with the ball is made, had last contact with the ground inside the field of play Any subsequent player who contacts the ball throughout the act of completing “team catch,” must not have contact with both the ball and the ground beyond the boundary at the same time. Formatting change without any impact on current interpretation
12 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 33HANDLED THE BALL Significant change – now only applies to striker and not either batsman. Runner also excluded as discussed earlier however still subject to Obstruction Graham Gooch scenario typical situation now required for this peculiar mode of dismissal
13 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 34HIT THE BALL TWICE Significant change to what was one of the most confusing match situations Striker still allowed to strike the ball a second time purely to guard his wicket Now regardless of whether overthrows occur or not penalty runs applying prior to contact are the only runs that can be scored.
14 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 37OBSTRUCTING THE FIELD Significant change note specific scenario where batsman returns ball to fielding side with his hand can now be dismissed obstruction not handled the ball
15 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 38RUN OUT Formatting change without any impact on current interpretation
16 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 39STUMPED 3.Not out Stumped (a)Notwithstanding 1 above, the striker will not be out Stumped if he has left his ground in order to avoid injury. (b)If the striker is not out Stumped he may, except in the circumstances of either of Laws 2.8(e)(i) or 38.2(b)(ii), be out Run out if the conditions of Law 38 (Run out) apply. Formatting change without any impact on current interpretation
17 CRICKET AUSTRALIA LAW 41THE FIELDER 3.Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side Protective helmets, when not in use by fielders, should, if above the surface, be placed only on the ground behind the wicket-keeper and in line with both sets of stumps. If a protective helmet belonging to the fielding side is on the ground within the field of play, and the ball while in play strikes it, the ball shall become dead, and except in the circumstances of Law 34 (Hit the ball twice), 5 penalty runs shall then be awarded to the batting side, in addition to the penalty for a No ball or a Wide, if applicable. Additionally runs completed by the batsmen before the ball strikes the protective helmet shall be scored, together with the run in progress if the batsmen had already crossed at the instant of the ball striking the protective helmet. See Law 18.10 (Runs scored when the ball becomes dead other than at the fall of a wicket). If, however, the circumstances of Law 34 apply, neither the 5 penalty runs nor any runs to the batsman are to be awarded. See Law 34.4 (Runs to be scored from a ball lawfully struck more than once). Already covered under Law 34