Mankad will no more be considered unfair and will be called run-out. Photograph:( Twitter ) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new set of rules which are set to impact cricket going forward. While the use of saliva to shine the ball has been permanently banned, ‘Mankad’ will now be called ‘run-out’. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a fresh set of rules which are set to have a significant impact on the game. ICC have announced a host of changes to the playing conditions which were approved by the ICC Cricket Committee led by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. The new rules will come into effect from October 01, 2022. With the T20 World Cup 2022 around the corner, the new rules are set to be implemented in the tournament and can have a huge impact. As per the new rules, ‘Mankad'(bowler running the non-striker out) is no longer under the ‘Unfair Play’ section and will be considered a legitimate run-out.
The use of saliva to shine the cricket ball has also been permanently banned. ICC banned the use of saliva for the first time in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, however, the rule is now set to be implemented permanently. As per the new rules, the incoming batters will now have only two minutes to take charge at the crease after the dismissal of their teammate. Here is a look at the new ICC rules: