Red cards introduced in cricket

LAHORE: Marylander Cricket Club, an authority over the rules and regulations has approved legislation on Tuesday to allow sendings-off by showing a red card like that in soccer.

The authority has permitted umpires to ask any player to leave the pitch in case of objectionable behaviour.

A 12-member committee of MCC comprising of former and current international players filed their recommendations in December 2016.

MCC has approved following restrictions in the game of cricket that will be enacted starting from October 1, 2017:

Players can now be penalised by conceding five runs
Players can either be temporarily or permanently dismissed
Batsmen can now survive a run-out even if their bats lose contact with the ground
Bowlers can now perform a run-out at the very instant when they are expected to release the ball