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ICC introduces ‘revolutionary changes’ to the cricketing world

April 1, 2019

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The International Cricket Council (ICC), as part of the April Fools tradition, caught the cricketing world by announcing changes which make the fans see the game from another perspective.

The Twitter and Instagram handles of cricket players will be written on their kits in order to cater the younger fans of the game whereas a Twitter poll will decide which team gets to bat or bowl first.

The cricketers will be available to wear shots if the mercury reaches 35 degrees celsius during a match while the commentators will be allowed to do their duties behind the slips in order to bring the viewers closer to the contest.

The fielders, after taking a catch, will be allowed to grab two wickets on the same ball by running out the opposition under the double-wicket format. The terms “no-ball” and “dot ball” will be replaced with “faults” and “aces” respectively.

According to the pranks, the runs scored in the evening session of a Test match will be counted as doubled. The “Away Runs” criteria will be applied if the top two team are level on the points table in the ICC Test Championship.

Although these changes were purely superficial, it would have been interesting to see how international matches are contested given the fact that the sports is undergoing a phase of evolution.


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