The ICC will implement a number of changes, one of which will see umpires able to punish players for misconduct.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, the system will take a similar form to that which already exists in sports such as soccer and rugby. ‘All members have agreed to implement this in full,’ the ICC said.
An overhaul of the DRS system is also set to take place. The one change which will please teams the most, is that teams will no longer lose a review for referring a decision where the outcome is ‘umpire’s call’.
Teams will, however, not receive additional reviews at the taking of each new ball in an innings, which will force captains to be frugal with their reviews.
Until now, DRS has not been part of T20I, but this too will change. The final change to DRS is the compulsory use of both edge-detection and ball-tracking technology.
A long overdue amendment pertains to run-outs. Should a batsman’s bat bounce after he has made his ground, he is deemed to be safe.
In order to even the contest between bat and ball, bats will need to conform to dimensions of 108mm in width, 67mm in depth and 40mm at the edge.
These new rules are set to take effect from 1 October 2017.