International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday released the latest version of Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) System along with new ICC Code of Conduct and ICC Playing Conditions.
This will be implemented from Sunday, 30 September when South Africa will take on Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Kimberley.
The latest version has increased the penalty for ball-tampering. According to the ICC statement, any player involved in the ball-tampering scandal will be suspended for six Tests or twelve one-day matches.
The new ICC code of conduct has introduced new offences like ‘attempting to gain an unfair advantage at level 2 and 3, ‘personal abuse’ at level 2 and 3, ‘audible obscenity’ and ‘disobeying an umpire’s instructions’ at level 1.
The ICC said that the update has been carried out following a detailed ball-by-ball analysis of scoring patterns, including in the Powerplays, in all limited overs internationals played during the previous four years.
“This means the current analysis is based on information from 700 ODIs and 428 T20Is, which comprise over 240,000 outcomes of individual deliveries,” said the ICC release.