ICC set to dispense with batting powerplay in ODIs
DUBAI – The International Cricket Council (ICC) looks set to make a string of changes to the rules of the 50-overs game to redress the balance between bat and ball in favour of the fielding team.
After a World Cup of record scores by individuals and teams earlier this year, the ICC’s Cricket Committee has recommended the batting powerplay be removed and two other tweaks to rules which currently restrict the fielding team.
Under the recommendations, fielding teams would no longer have an obligation to have two stationary fielders in catching positions in the first 10 overs of an innings. – Reuters