When the 2019 World Cup starts in September, the cricket world is expecting to have to cope with a plethora of new rules, rules and regulations.
With the introduction of the World Cup Federation, which is tasked with making rules for the tournament, the new rules will have an impact on cricketing, and its international governing body, which governs the cricketing world.
While some of these changes are expected to be phased in over the coming months, the most anticipated is the introduction in September of a new rule that will make it a crime to break any of the rules in the tournament.
The new offence will come into force from September 1, 2020, and can be used to jail people who break the rules and make it illegal to have any interaction with the ICC, Cricket Australia or any of their staff, while they are playing cricket.
The crime can also be used for a variety of offences, including for those who are involved in rioting, forgery and theft.
Cricket Australia says the new rule will bring a degree of accountability to the sport and will help deter any potential cases of cheating or cheating related incidents.
“The new offence is an important step towards the reduction of any potential cheating cases, and will be seen by some as a positive step forward,” said Chris Powell, senior director of enforcement and compliance at Cricket Australia.
“While we do not anticipate it will deter any specific cases of suspected cheating or other offences, it will help reduce the risk of incidents such as these occurring, which could ultimately impact on the cricket community’s enjoyment of the tournament.”
The ICC says that the new offence has already been implemented in two previous World Cups.
In 2005, when England and Pakistan were playing for the World T20 title, England’s skipper, Ian Bell, was caught by police outside a match and was fined.
The ICC later announced that the ban would be lifted, as Bell had played his next match in the next T20 tournament.
In 2010, Pakistan’s Imran Khan was caught for cheating, and was subsequently fined $100,000 for the incident.
In 2010, the ICC also removed a rule in which a batsman could not have his gloves used for more than five minutes at a time, but the new law is expected to see the batsman have to take his gloves off to bat for at least five minutes, with a minimum of 30 minutes between matches.
However, the rules are expected not to go into effect until 2019, so there is a possibility that the 2018 World Cup could be the first to be affected.
“The ICC is reviewing the new cricketing regulations with the Australian Cricket Board, as part of our ongoing review of the international cricket calendar and the impact they will have on the sport in 2019,” said a spokesperson for Cricket Australia, in a statement.
The spokesperson added that the rules have been put in place to provide an environment conducive to a World Cup which is “one of the most exciting events in cricket history.”
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