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MCC Cricket Committee proposes ‘Sending off' to be a law

The World Cricket Committee of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has recommended that the system of sending off should be introduced in cricket.

This will act as a deterrent to any form of unruly behaviour by cricketers that violate the spirit of the gentleman’s game. 

On 6th and 7th December 2016, the MCC World Cricket Committee met in Mumbai. 

According to the new rule, the body will give umpires the power to send players off the field for grievous disciplinary violations.

The MCC world cricket committee also recommended that umpires should be given enough liberty to eject cricketers from a game for serious disciplinary breaches like - threatening an umpire, physically assaulting another player, umpire, official or spectator, and any other act of violence on the field.

The move is expected to come into effect by next October (2017) to all levels of competition from Test to the village green. 

Here’s the complete list of recommendations made by the committee:

Bat size edges and depths set to be limited at 40mm and 67mm respectively.
Sending off in cricket close to inclusion in Laws of Cricket for the first time.
Ball tampering Law will not be changed.
Committee split on the possibility of introducing four-day Test Matches.
ICC urged to continue to work towards introducing a World Test Championship and presenting the case for cricket at the Olympic Games.
Law on ball striking a fielder’s worn helmet to be changed

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