ICC changes Code of Conduct and DRS umpire’s call

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced changes to the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel and the DRS umpire’s call interpretation on Thursday.

PTI, Sep, 22 2016

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced changes to the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel and the DRS umpire’s call interpretation on Thursday.

There has been no change to the list of offences in the Code of Conduct, or the current penalty regime of warnings/fines/suspensions applicable to each offence, but players who have breached the Code will now also accumulate Demerit Points, which can see repeat offenders suspended.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo. Reuters

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo. Reuters

Demerit Points will remain with a player for two years, and all players will start with a zero balance from 22 September to coincide with the introduction of these changes.

The new DRS playing conditions relating to the LBW “umpire’s call” will also come into effect on 22 September. The first match to be played under these regulations will be the ODI between South Africa and Ireland in Benoni on Sunday.

For a not out decision to be overturned, more than half the ball now has to be impacting the pad within a zone bordered by the outside of off and leg stumps (formerly the centre of off and leg stumps), and the ball needs to be hitting the stumps within a zone bordered by the outside of off and leg stumps and the bottom of the bails (formerly the centre of off and leg stumps, and the bottom of the bails).

Published Date: Sep 22, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2016




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6546 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119