Cricket umpires to send off players for misconduct from October 1

Cricket will have football-style send offs for players as the International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved changes to the Laws.

The ICC Cricket Committee had recommended changes to Laws with regard to players' misconduct on the ground. Now, the ICC chief executives' committee has given the nod to implement the changes from October 1.

Now, the on-field umpires have been empowered to send players off for "misconduct, such as violence on the field."

"The Cricket Committee's proposed adoption of the majority of the recent changes to the Laws have been accepted. This includes giving umpires the power to send off players from the field in response to the most serious incidents of player misconduct, such as violence on the field. All Members have agreed to implement this in full. All other offences would continue to be dealt with under the ICC Code of Conduct," ICC said.

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