The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not be implementing all the new playing rules passed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently.
Despite the fact that the new rules will get into play from October 1, the BCCI will pick some and leave out others in the Ranji season that starts on October 6. In the recent umpires and match referees seminars in Bangalore, new rules were discussed and it was felt that some changes cannot be implemented from the first game.
For instance, the new DRS rule cannot be immediately implemented as there are only two umpires for a domestic game, while the TV umpire is only there for the games which are telecast live.
Out of the rule changes which will be implemented by the BCCI will be the one in which the batsman would be declared out if the ball rebounds off the helmet or gets stuck in the grill of the wicket-keeper. The other obvious change will be the run-out decision.
However, the rule which bounds to suspend the players for on-field offenses might not be able to be implemented straight away as it was one of the decisions of the ICC. Talking about same, a BCCI official said, “The handbook on playing conditions will reach the state associations before the start of the season. The playing conditions have gone to the match officials.”