Cricket Committee recommends innovations

ICC's Cricket Committee-Playing has recommended domestic trials of innovations.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
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London:ICC's Cricket Committee-Playing has recommended domestic trials of innovations through which two batsmen could be dismissed off same ball and the batting teams could dictate when the field restrictions would apply in limited overs matches. The radical changes are part of a number of recommendations made by the Committee after it met in Dubai, a statement from the game's governing body said. The experiments would have to be approved by the chief executives of the Test playing nations before being implemented. Other important changes suggested include playing 12-member teams with different batting and bowling elevens in a one-day match. This means, Sourav Ganguly and other captains can pack their side with seven batsmen and still have five specialist bowlers. Also recommended is the scrapping of overthrows as a result of the ball rebounding from a batsman's body or bat while allowing extra runs arising out of the ball hitting the stumps has also been suggested. (PTI)

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