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ICC Introduces New Rules : Ban On Saliva To Shine Balls Made Permanent

A temporary ban on using Saliva to shine cricket balls made Permanent by the international Cricket Council.

And the running out of the non-striker will no longer be classed under "unfair play" after a raft of rule changes from October 1 were endorsed by a meeting of the ICC Chief Executives' Committee.

Next month's T20 World Cup in Australia will be the first major tournament to be played under the new playing conditions.

The ICC said the ban on Saliva to shine one side of the ball to help it swing through the air, brought in May 2020 as a temporary measure to prevent coronavirus transmission, would stay.

The controversial running out of a non-striker encroaching out of his crease by the bowler is now legitimised after being moved from the "unfair play" section of the rules to the "run out" section.

Other rule changes see the new batter having to face the next ball at the striker's end.

"Previously, in case the batters crossed before a catch was taken, the new batter would be at the non-striker's end.

One of the other new rules says if fielders make any unfair and deliberate movements while the bowler is running in to bowl, the batting side can be awarded five penalty runs.

Another change allows the use of Hybrid pitches at all men's and women's one-day and Twenty20 Internationals.