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Soon Red Cards To Be Introduced On Cricket Field Just Like Football

From October 1, 2017, cricket is set to join sports like hockey and football which allows players to be be ejected from the field.

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In the case of cricket, players will be sent off for serious disciplinary breaches like threatening an umpire, physically assaulting a player umpire, official or spectator, or any other act of violence.

Restricting the size of the bat — which currently varies widely, giving batsmen an unfair advantage — was the other major recommendation of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee, which met here on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The recommendations need to be approved by the main MCC committee, which should be a formality. The MCC, headquartered at Lord’s in London, is the custodian of the laws of the game.

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