Permanent Introduction of ‘Stop-Clock’ Rule in Limited-Overs Cricket Starting from 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup

Commencing with the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup in June, a’stop-clock’ to measure the intervals between overs will be implemented permanently in all white-ball international cricket matches.

In order to avoid a five-run penalty, fielding teams are required to be prepared to begin a new over within sixty seconds of the previous one concluding.

In men’s limited-overs matches, the rule has been trialed since December.

Twenty minutes or so were saved during a one-day international, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Starting on June 1, the day the Men’s T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies gets underway, the ICC board has mandated that all ODI and T20 matches between full member nations must use the stop-clock.

A countdown from sixty to zero will be electronically displayed in the ground, and the third umpire will decide when to start the clock.

The batting side will be awarded five runs for each of the next two breaches, but the fielding side will only be given two warnings if they are not prepared to begin the next over within that minute.

When a new batter comes to the crease after a dismissal, when an official drinks break is declared, when the umpires have given their approval for a batter or fielder to receive treatment on the field, or when time is lost for any reason outside the fielding side’s control, the clock can be stopped after it has begun.

Reserve days will be available for the Men’s T20 World Cup final and semifinals in 2024, as confirmed by the ICC.

At least five overs per side will be needed to complete a game in the group and super eight stages of the tournament; however, in the semifinals and final, that requirement will rise to a minimum of ten overs per side.