- Key issues discussed in the ICC Cricket Committee Meeting:
- Illegal Bowling Actions: The measures to curb illegal bowling actions have been ineffective hence changes to encourage umpires and referees to identify illegal bowling action should be considered.
- Shri Ramachandra Medical University in Chennai likely to be accredited for correcting bowling action, along with other centres at Australia, England and South Africa.
- Officiating Replay System (ORS): Introducing increased use of ORS consisting of a dedicated screen and TV operator sitting alongside the TV umpire showing him instant replays from any angle. This will help raise accuracy of decision.
- Imbalances in Bat and Ball: increase in the thickness of bat and decrease in boundary length has led to a huge imbalance between bat and ball as a result of which innumerable sixes are being hit. The committee will keep a close watch on the performance of cricket bats.
- Day-Night Test: Committee is of the opinion that the playing conditions provide for an opportunity to conduct Day-Night Test cricket, provided both the countries agree.
- Non-striker run out: Non-striker should be discouraged from leaving the crease before the ball is delivered. The committee struck down the proposition that a formal warning be introduced prior to the bowler running a non-striker out.
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