How have the Laws of Cricket changed with the new 2017 code?

Monday, 15th January 2018, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 4:25 pm

Recreational cricketers will see a new set of laws in place when they start the 2018 season.

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The Laws came into place on October 1, 2017 and the the MCC Committee’s recent approval of these new Laws will see a new Code introduced into the game for the first time since 2000.

A lot of the Laws have been renumbered and reordered but there are major changes to Law 42 (Players’ Conduct) and Law 41 (Unfair Play) that could see players suspended (like a sin bin in rugby) or removed from the field of play (like a red card in football).

All the changes in the 42 Laws are detailed below.