The Marylebone Cricket Club on 1 October 2013 released the 5th edition of the 2000 Code in which there are some of the important changes of cricket rule including the change in the No-Ball Rule.
The Law 24.6 of ICC's playing conditions explains that with effect from now, in case a bowler breaks the wicket in the due course of delivery stride, it would be called the No Ball. Another change in the law is in context with giving OUT to the ‘Handling of the Ball.’ Any player involved in the illegal handling of the ball shall be given OUT on the basis of ‘Obstructing the field’.
Besides, new set of the animations were also aimed for helping the young players as well as the casual fans. These animations were released in Hindi, English and Urdu and focused on five most misunderstood and complex aspects of the Laws. These included Run-Out of the non-striker and LBW. It is important to note that this is for the first time that the Marylebone Cricket Club portrayed the Laws like this.
Major changes to the Law
• A new No ball Law (24.6), which makes it a No Ball in case the bowler breaks the wicket during the delivery
• The batsman with a runner will not be given an OUT in case he is stumped off a No Ball. Earlier, he would have been given the Run Out.
• Now, it is not possible to score the Runs after making the second strike. Earlier, Runs could be made after the lawful second strike only in case the overthrow had occurred
• Practicing on the field has been ruled out completely. This means that a bowler is not allowed to practice the ball to the fielder as a loosener, even if it bounces on the ground
What is the Marylebone Cricket Club?
• Marylebone Cricket Club is the cricket club in London and was founded in the year 1787.
• It is the biggest cricket brand of the world and is based at the Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood, London.
• MCC was initially the governing body of cricket in Wales as well as in England and across the world.
• In the year 1993, almost all of its global functions were transferred to the International Cricket Council (ICC). Its English governance was passed to the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB).
• In the year 1788, it revised its Laws of Cricket and continued to do so from time to time. It is the copyright holder of the Laws of Cricket.