Changes in cricket rules were necessary, says Sourav Ganguly

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Changes in cricket rules were necessary, says Sourav Ganguly

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SportsCafe Desk

09/28/2017

Sourav Ganguly has welcomed the new set of cricket rules and has claimed that the changes in the game’s guidelines were necessary. The new rules will be implemented in international cricket from September 28, while the ongoing India-Australia limited-overs series will continue with the old rules.

The ICC cricket committee decided to bring in the new set of rules to maintain the balance and excitement in the game. The new rules, apart from other changes, will also give the authority to the umpires to send players back to the dressing room for bad behavior. Ganguly is a part of the 11 members of the world cricket committee which announced the new set of rules. He welcomed the move and called it necessary for the game. 

“The changes in the law was necessary. It’s a good thing. It may not be prevalent in India but there have been many incidents at lower level cricket in countries like South Africa and England. You won’t know the importance unless you see the video footage,” Ganguly said as quoted by PTI.

The Level 4 offences now include threatening to assault an umpire, making inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with an umpire, physically assaulting a player or any other person and committing any other act of violence. Ganguly stated that for avoiding these kinds of situations, new rules were needed.

“It’s passed by our committee at the MCC for such incidents,” Ganguly said.

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