Cricket: Players face sending-off, umpires to get bat gauge    

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NEW DELHI: Players could be sent off for the first time in cricket, starting with Test matches in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates this week, as new regulations come into force.

Changes governing umpire referrals and bat sizes will also come into force Thursday when South Africa host Bangladesh and Sri Lanka play Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, said the sport’s governing body the International Cricket Council.

The Decision Review System (DRS) — in which a TV umpire reviews decisions made by umpires on the field — will be allowed in Twenty20 internationals after its success in Test and one-day matches.

Under the new rules, a player can now be sent off for the rest of the match for serious misconduct. – AFP

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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