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EXPLAINED: What Are The Amendments Done By ICC On Stumping And Concussion Substitute Rule

The ICC has recently introduced clearer guidelines for the concussion replacement rule. Under the new regulations, if a player replaced due to concussion was already suspended from bowling, the substitute player won't be allowed to bowl either. 

EXPLAINED: What Are The Amendments Done By ICC On Stumping And Concussion Substitute Rule Representational image. (Image: ANI)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has effected a notable change in playing conditions, as per which the umpires henceforth will only assess the side-on replays for stumping without considering the caught-behind scenario during the Decision Review System (DRS) referrals. The modification has come into effect on December 12, 2023 and accordingly if a team wants to refer to caught-behind in the process of a stumping, it will now have to exercise a DRS option for the caught-behind appeal separately. In the series against India early last year, Australian wicketkeeper, Alex Carey widely used review for caught-behind after a stumping without exhausting the team's DRS option.

Now, the appeal for stumping will only display images from the side-on camera and the umpires will only consider them as they will not inspect for a snick. "The change confines a stumping review to only check for stumped, therefore preventing the fielding team a free review for other modes of dismissal (i.E, caught behind) without choosing a player review," read ICC's new amendment.

The ICC has also brought in more clarity in concussion replacement rule. Now, the substitute player will not be permitted to bowl if the replaced player was suspended from bowling at the time of the concussion.Similarly, the global governing body also has limited to four minutes the time set for on field injury assessment and treatment.

Along with these ICC rule changes, the BCCI has also decided to continue the ‘Dead Ball' and two bouncers per over rules that it implemented during last year's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy in the Ranji Trophy beginning on Friday.