The International Cricket Council today announced a host of rule changes – including a significant change to the most controversial dismissal in the sport.
The 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.
“Running out a non-striker for backing up too much will now be considered as a regular run out,” the ICC said.
The dismissal was famously dubbed a “Mankad” named after India bowler who ran out Australia batsman Bill Brown in the 1948 Sydney Test, and has ignited debate just about every time it has been used since then.
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