ICC introduces changes to Code of Conduct, DRS umpire’s call

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Dubai—The International Cricket Council has introduced changes to its Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and the DRS Umpire’s Call interpretation, effective from September 22.
There has been no change to the list of offences in the Code of Conduct, or the current penalty regime of warnings, fines and suspensions applicable to each offence. But players who have breached the code will now also accumulate “Demerit Points”, which can see repeat offenders suspended.
“Demerit Points” will remain with a player for two years, and all players will start with a zero balance to coincide with the introduction of these changes.
The new DRS playing conditions relating to the LBW ‘Umpire’s Call” will also come into effect, with the first match to be played under these regulations the one-day international between South Africa and Ireland in Benoni on Sunday.
For a ‘Not Out’ decision to be overturned, more than half the ball now has to be impacting the pad within a zone bordered by the outside of off and leg stumps [formerly the centre of off and leg stumps].
And the ball needs to be hitting the stumps within a zone bordered by the outside of off and leg stumps and the bottom of the bails [formerly the centre of off and leg stumps, and the bottom of the bails].
All Players and Player Support Personnel are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of the Code of Conduct. Accordingly, by their participation (in the case of a Player) or assistance in a Player’s participation (in the case of a Player Support Personnel) in an International Match, such Players or Player Support Personnel shall be deemed to have agreed:
1.1.1 that it is their personal responsibility to familiarise themselves with all of the requirements of the Code of Conduct, including what conduct constitutes an offence under the Code of Conduct;
1.1.2 to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Match Referee, Judicial Commissioner or Appeal Panel convened under the Code of Conduct to hear and determine charges brought (and any appeals in relation thereto) pursuant to the Code of Conduct; and
1.1.3 not to bring any proceedings in any court or other forum that are inconsistent with the foregoing submission to the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Judicial Commissioner or Appeal Panel.—AFP

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