The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved four foreign players in the new T20 leagues around the world. Players can be retired or active, while the governing body made 7 home players, which can include associate players, mandatory in game 11.
The ICC made this decision during its Annual Conference, which took place today (July 13) in Durban, South Africa. However, the rule will not apply to existing tournaments in the International League T20 (ILT20), US Major League Cricket (MLC) and Canada’s Global T20 (GLT20). These events allow more than four foreign players in the playing XI.
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The cap of four foreign players in 11 for the aforementioned leagues will take effect within the period of time that will be decided based on the commercial agreements that each league has, as well as the agreements with the franchises on the composition of a starting team. XI.
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The decision to limit four foreign players in the XI came from the ICC to deny the threat that players would opt to prefer T20 leagues over International Cricket. The committee involved in making this decision came after the BCCI, CWI, CA and ECB raised concerns at last year’s AGM in Birmingham about the rise of leagues. In addition, the proposal that T20 leagues pay a 10% release fee to players’ home boards each league season has been accepted.
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ICC Announces Changes to Overcharge Penalties
At the annual conference, ICC also discussed the test surcharge and made some amendments. For slow overcharge, players will now be fined 5% of their match fee for each pack they fall short of. The penalty can reach a maximum of 50%.
Previously, players were fined even 100% of their match fees, as was the case with India and Australia during the ICC World Test Championship final. Additionally, the new change suggested that if a side is eliminated before reaching the 80 mark and the new ball has not yet been delivered, an overcharge penalty will not be applied, regardless of potential delays. Before it used to be for 60 overs.
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