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Changes to the playing conditions for ODI cricket take effect from today (Saturday 29 September), the ICC has confirmed.
The changes have been adopted after approval by the ICC Chief Executives' Committee and ratification by the ICC Board following proposals made by the ICC Cricket Committee at its meeting in Dubai in May.
The changes were due to take effect from 1 October but will apply with immediate effect to avoid confusion during series that overlap that date (India - Australia and Sri Lanka - England). Both these series will take place under the new playing conditions.
The ODI playing conditions, including the changes, can be found here
The main changes to the ODI playing conditions include:
The changes in playing conditions relating to the use of PVA, the size of boundaries, the awarding of a match in the event of a side refusing to play, time-wasting, the responsibilities of the match referee in relation to any allegation of ball-tampering and the fact the captain is held responsible if it is not possible to identify the person/s responsible for changing the condition of the ball are also applicable to the Test match and Twenty20 International (T20I) playing conditions from 1 October.
The Test match playing conditions can be found here
The new T20I playing conditions will appear on the ICC website https://www.icc-cricket.com/ in due course.
The ICC Cricket Committee that met in May and made the recommendations that have been adopted was chaired by former India captain and ICC Cricket World Cup winner Sunil Gavaskar and included former Australia captain Mark Taylor, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and Michael Holding, the ex-West Indies fast bowler.
It also featured Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel, chief ICC match referee and former Sri Lanka captain Ranjan Madugalle, Craig Wright, the former Scotland captain, Tom Moody, the ex-Australia all-rounder who coached Sri Lanka to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean and Tim May, former Australia off-spinner and the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations.
* Any ground which has been approved to host international cricket prior to 1 October 2007 or which is currently under construction as of this date which is unable to conform to these new minimum dimensions shall be exempt. In such cases the regulations in force immediately prior to the adoption of these regulations shall apply.