At the end of the annual conference in Dublin, the ICC also introduced its plan to curb unfair treatment on the field. The tampering of the ball can now be banned from six Tests or 12 ODIs because the ICC has made it a crime of Level 3 and has included indecent and personal misbehavior in this list to ensure better conduct on the field
At the end of the annual conference in Dublin, the ICC also introduced its plan to curb unfair treatment on the field. During the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in March this year, Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancourt were found guilty of changing the position of the ball, after which the tampering of the ball was made to level two to three offenses.
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said, “My colleague and board director were unanimous about supporting the recommendations of the Committee of Cricket Committee and Chief Executives for the better conduct of the game.” He said, “It is important that there should be a strong rule to stop players and administrators so that they are sure to be the top level about conduct in our game.”
Under the code of conduct applicable during the March, the ICC banned a test on Smith after which he began to demand a stringent punishment. Even last month, Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal was banned for a test for tampering the ball during the second Test against the West Indies in St. Lucia.
Steve Smith was not severely punished with the ICC, but Australia banned Smith and Warner for a year for a scandal that shook the whole nation, while a nine-month ban on Bancroft. The ICC Board has recommended to include private abuse (level 2, three), indecent punishment (level one) and not follow the umpire’s instructions (level one) in the list of crimes.
According to the statement of the ICC, if the player or assistant staffer wants to appeal against the decision, the appeal fee will be deposited in advance and the return will be returned if the appeal is successful.
The instructions attached to the stump microphone have also been modified so that any time the stump microphone will be allowed to air the audio, even after the ball is dead. Even the concerned board can now be made accountable for the behavior of its players.
The ICC Ban will now work closely with Zimbabwe Cricket to prepare a plan for the management of its cricket, management and financial structure, which will be reviewed regularly. The ICC also agreed to approve the representative of the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka to sit in the board and supervisor in the full council. Although the ICC has asked Sri Lanka Cricket to conduct elections within six months and in the event of no such situation, the membership of the SLC will be considered.