New Delhi. The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will start on 5 October. Whereas the final match will be held on 19th November. This time the World Cup is going to create a different history in itself. This time some things will happen which have never happened before. Many rules have been changed, due to which the fun of the fans is going to be doubled.
The bugle of ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is going to sound soon. Cricket fans are also eagerly waiting for it. The tournament will start on October 5. The first match will be played between defending champion England and last time runner-up New Zealand. The final i.e. the title match will be held on November 19.
Let us tell you that this time the World Cup is going to create a different history in itself. This time some things will happen which have never happened before. Many rules have been changed, due to which the fun of the fans is going to be doubled. Let us know about those things happening for the first time…
India will host alone for the first time
The biggest thing will be that this time only India will host the World Cup. This is the first time in the history of cricket that India is going to host the World Cup alone. Before this, India had jointly hosted the ODI Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1996 and 2011.
In this World Cup, millions of fans will have their eyes on host India, which is trying to become world champion again after 12 years. Before this, India had won the World Cup only in 1983 (captaincy of Kapil Dev) and 2011 (captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni).
West Indies out for the first time in history
This is also the first time in cricket history that the West Indies team will not be a part of any ODI World Cup. In the 1975 and 1979 World Cups, the West Indies also won the World Cup title under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd. But this time she has not been able to qualify for the World Cup.
Let us tell you that this time a total of 10 teams are participating in the World Cup. 8 teams had already confirmed their places. The remaining two teams had to make it to the tournament through the World Cup qualifiers. Sri Lanka and Netherlands have secured their place in this. Whereas West Indies, which played the qualifiers, is out.
This time there will be no boundary count rule
The boundary count rule played a very important role in the last World Cup 2019. The final match of that tournament was a tie between England and New Zealand. After this a super over was played, that too was tied. Then the result was based on the boundary count rule.
Then England was declared champion because of scoring the most boundaries in the match. At that time this boundary count rule was considered quite controversial. Fans had strongly criticized it. After this ICC changed this rule. Now if the Super Over is tied after the match, then in that situation Super Overs will be conducted continuously until the result is declared. With this rule, the fun of the fans is sure to be doubled.
There will be no boundary of less than 70 meters
This time for the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has prepared a ‘protocol’ for the pitch curators of many venues. ICC has asked to have more grass on the pitches. Also said that the size of the boundary should not be less than 70 meters. It could be more than this. Let us tell you that this issue of boundary size has never come up before in the World Cup.
In many places including South Africa, the boundary of less than 70 meters has been seen in the stadium, where there has been rain of runs in abundance. But this time ICC has given strict instructions to the pitch curators. ICC took this decision to reduce the role of toss to some extent due to dew.
In international matches, the minimum size of the boundary is 65 meters while the maximum size is 85 meters. World Cup matches will be played in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune.
There will be no soft signal in this World Cup
ICC has abolished the soft signal rule since June this year. That means this soft signal rule will not be seen in the World Cup this time. What is this rule after all? Actually, soft signal is a visual communication from the umpire standing at the bowling end to the third umpire. In which the on-field umpire gives his decision, then takes the umpire’s review (third umpire review) on the same decision.
According to the soft signal, in this the onfield umpires (present on the field) can take the help of the third umpire. But before this, the umpire standing at the bowling end has to give his decision after consulting the other umpire. After this he talks to the third umpire under the soft signal rule. In this, the third umpire watches the video footage in the context of that out.
This can be understood with an example, like a batsman was caught out by the on-field umpire, but this catch is doubtful. If even the third umpire does not find sufficient evidence in the video footage of this catch, then the decision of the onfield umpires remains unanimous. In such a situation, this rule was quite controversial.
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