International Cricket Council (ICC) has made the punishment of hair tampering stiffer, the offence of changing condition of the ball increased from level 2 to 3, reported Aaj news.
Players who will be found involved in ball-tampering, will be banned from playing 6 test matches or 12 ODIs instead of 1 test and 2 ODIs.
One who found guilty in personal abuse, audible obscenity or disobeying umpire instructions will not only be charged with fine but also banned from playing matches.
Authority of match referee has been increased. ICC also released the updated version of Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) system. ICC’s code of conduct and planning conditions have also been altered.