Know the Rules Made by ICC for the T20 WC 2024: DLS, Super Overs, Stop Clock …

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 30: ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar (L), and David Richardson ICC chief Executive during the ICC Full Council meeting at The Waldorf Astoria, The Caledonian on June 30, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The ICC has created some really intriguing new World Cup rules this time. The first rule is, the ICC has requested to use a stop clock during the game for the first time.

There should not be more than sixty seconds between finishing one over in the match and starting to bowl the next. The umpire will alert you twice within two overs if you have taken longer than sixty seconds. Though there has been time, the batting team will be penalized with five runs if this error is not corrected in time. it is also good rule as we have seen in many matches that there is a slow over rate, which causes the match to be delayed by half an hour, occasionally by 25–30 minutes.

Regarding rule number two, both teams in the semifinal have been allotted 250 minutes. There is more time if we consider the semi-final one. If we do that, then 190 minutes have been added for the following day and 60 minutes have been extended till the day off; but, if we discuss the semi-final two, which is scheduled for June 27, that team will get an additional 250 minutes. Regarding the final match, a reserve day has been set aside in case, for whatever reason—rain or other—it is not possible to hold it on June 29. The rationale is that the match will be played on June 30 if it is not played on June 29. There will be simultaneous play of the match on June 30.

Regarding the third rule, it will become quite fascinating in three hours and ten minutes. Since there have been numerous timing issues—as you have seen in the IPL in the past few months and in international matches as well—you have to complete both innings in one hour and ten minutes. This was also the case previously. Regarding a single inning, though, you will have to choose one fielder and bring it to the circle out of the five fielders on your boundary line if you are unable to complete 20 overs in an hour and 25 minutes. Five fielders must be maintained in the circle. Which concludes the discussion. It will be necessary to bring in one fielder in the final over if you do not finish these overs in one hour and twenty-five minutes.

This is the regulation; but, an additional one has been introduced that will be followed by the innings break after 20 overs. What transpires is that the time has been extended from ten to twenty minutes when the other side bats. Now, a little relief—ten minutes more have been added, which serves as the innings break.

Sometimes bad weather prevents games from being played, or if matches are tied, in which case the previous scenario—a super over or a ball out rule—does not apply. The super over rule is relevant here and is crucial for the T-20 World Cup 2024 because it applies in cases when there is a tie and there is no rule of ball out.

Interesting Duckworth-Lewis rule has emerged. It applies when it rains and mandates that both teams play a five-over match. This matches ends with each team finishing their five overs. This rule, which is of 10 overs, does not apply if there are 99.5 balls in the game; in such case, it will not yield any result. If your match is tied, you must play a super over. This was the case up until Groups and Super Eights; but, in semi-finals and finals, the ICC changed this rule such that each team must have 10 overs because, in Duckworth-Lewis, there would be five. These were previously in place, but now things have changed and it is crucial to finish 10 overs for each team. This means that only then does this rule apply.