New ICC rules to come into effect in New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka ODI at Kandy

Wellington, Nov. 1 (ANI): New Zealand would be playing under new ODI rules with Sri Lanka following proposals made by the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricket Committee.

The ICC made two significant amendments to the ODI playing conditions at its meeting in London in May, and they come into effect in tonight's New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka one-day at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

There will be now be just two powerplays contrary to the three powerplays reinstated earlier: 10 overs at the start where only two fielders are allowed outside the circle and one five-over block, used at the discretion of the batting team, which must be completed by the 40th over, Stuff.co.nz reports.

According to the report, also in the non-powerplay overs, no more than four fielders will be permitted outside the circle. Previously, a maximum of five fielders were allowed outside the circle.

"With these new rules, the players and officials are going to have to adjust quickly," New Zealand captain Ross Taylor said.

"It's more a mindset thing for us. We've got to get batters in, keep wickets in hand, and capitalise on these new rules and in the last 10 overs," he added. (ANI)

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