New Code of Laws
Monday 1st January 2018
On 1st October last year, a new Code of the Laws of Cricket was introduced for the first time since 2000.
The significant changes to the 42 Laws are as follows:
in language applying to all persons, regardless of gender.
the ball Law has been deleted, with its contents merged into Obstructing
ball Law has been deleted and is now covered under Dead ball.
placed on the thickness of the edges and the overall depth of the bat.
hoped to be prevented in a new Law which allow mechanisms tethering the
bails to the stumps.
deliberate front foot No balls to be treated in same way as deliberate
A new Law of
the game, Players' conduct, is introduced, giving an in match
consequence for poor on field behaviour.
regarding running out the non striker has been altered.
'Bouncing bat? Law changed, substitutes now allowed to keep wicket and concept of penalty time amended.
Captains and scorers should read the new Laws as changes have been made to scoring, eg Rule 18.10.2 (page 30) states:
If the ball is not struck by the bat, runs shall be scored as Penalty runs, Byes, Leg Byes, No Ball extras or Wides as the case may be. If Byes and Leg Byes accrue from a No Ball, only the one run penalty for the No Ball shall be scored as such, and the remainder as Byes or Leg Byes as appropriate.
The summary changes to the Laws of Cricket 2017 Code can be viewed here.
Laws of Cricket 2017 Code
Laws of Cricket 2017 Code (book) £3.50