The decision was taken after the global governing body’s annual meeting concluded in Edinburgh on Saturday under the chairmanship of former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Shashank Manohar. Besides that, a few major decisions were also taken.
The ICC said in a statement: “The size of the zone inside which half the ball needs to hit for a Not Out
decision to be reversed to Out will increase, changing to a zone bordered by the outside of off and leg stumps, and the bottom of the bails (formerly the centre of off and leg stumps, and the bottom of the bails).”
The new law will come into effect from October 1 or from the start of any series using DRS that commences just prior to this date, the ICC said.
The IssCC will also hold trials to check if the TV umpire can use replays to call no balls more accurately, and within seconds of the ball being delivered.