Sendings-off and bat restrictions planned after MCC world committee meeting

Glenn McGrath

Cricket is set to introduce sendings-off for the first time next year, while the size of bats is to be limited.

Umpires will be given the power to eject players from a game for serious disciplinary breaches.

MCC World Cricket Committee member Ricky Ponting explained that sanctions needed to be implemented.

“We’re talking about a significant change to lower-level cricket because it has got completely out of hand down there,” the ex-Australia captain said.

MCC (the Marylebone Cricket Club) remains the guardian of the laws and spirit of the game, and its world cricket committee