ICC Introduces Changes in Code of Conduct

The International Cricket Council has, ICC, introduced changes to its Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and the DRS Umpire’s Call interpretation, effective from September 22nd, 2016.

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.