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New ICC regulations to come into effect with Pak-Aus series

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new playing conditions will come into effect in the one-off T20 between Australia and Pakistan, which is set to be played in Dubai on Sunday.

A number of new protocols were trialled by the governing body of the game during the last 12 months. Most of them have now been included in standard playing conditions that will prevail in international cricket from October 5.

From Sunday, a T20 innings will be increased from 80 minutes to 85 minutes and minimum over-rate to be achieved by a bowling team will be 14.1 overs per hour.

The ICC has also decided to beef up the Decision Review System (DRS) by allowing an 80-over top-up of unsuccessful DRS Player reviews for another 12 months, while Real-Time Snickometer has been included in the ICC List of Approved Technology.