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There Will Be A Big Change in The T20 World Cup! Know What is The ‘Stop Clock’ Rule?

Sangeeta Viswas
3 weeks ago

ICC T20 World Cup 2024: There Will Be A Big Change in The T20 World Cup! Know What is The ‘Stop Clock’ Rule? Ever heard of a ‘stop clock’ being used in cricket? Buckle up, because that’s exactly what’s coming!

The ICC is set to introduce a brand new rule – the ‘Stop Clock’ rule – for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. But what exactly is this Stop Clock rule, and how will it change the game?

So, What’s The Deal With The Stop Clock?

This rule is designed to minimize delays between overs. Here’s the gist: the fielding team will have only 60 seconds to start the next over after the previous one finishes.

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How will they keep track of these 60 seconds?

The third umpire will be in charge of a 60-second timer. As soon as the last ball of an over is bowled, the timer starts ticking. This ensures everyone’s on the same page and the over starts promptly.

But What If They Don’t Start The Over in 60 Seconds?

Here’s where things get interesting! If the fielding team fails to get the next over underway within the allotted time, the batting team gets a bonus – 5 penalty runs!

Wait, there’s a catch?

Not exactly a catch, but there’s a little twist. Before the 5-run penalty kicks in, the umpires will give the fielding team two warnings. So, the third time’s the charm (or the penalty) for the fielding team.

When Will This Rule Come Into Play?

The Stop Clock rule will be in effect starting from the T20 World Cup which kicks off on June 2nd, 2024.

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How will this rule change the game?

This rule is expected to tighten up the pace of the match by minimizing those pesky delays. Plus, it adds a bit of an advantage for the batting team with the chance to score some free runs.

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