5 Apr 2013

ICC introduces no-ball for bowler hitting own stumps

11:30 am on 5 April 2013

The International Cricket Council has introduced a largely-anticipated new playing condition to international cricket with a no-ball set to be called when a bowler breaks the non-striker's end stumps in the delivery stride.

The MCC had already announced a change to the laws of the game from October 1st and the ICC has taken the initiative to introduce a new playing recognition for Tests, ODIs and T20s from the end of this month.

Previously, when the non-striker's end stumps were broken in the delivery stride a dead-ball was called.

The change was prompted by England bowler Steven Finn who repeatedly broke the non-striker's end stumps against South Africa in 2012.