The landscape is changing in the world of cricket for the upcoming Mudgee and Gulgong seasons in 2017/18.
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Most of the major changes in regards to the rules of the game will come in effect from October 1.
One of the biggest changes is in regards to play behaviour, with umpires now having the power to send players from the field.
Some offences can be punished by the awarding of penalty runs to the opposition while the most extreme cases can result in players being sent off.
In another adjustment, players can now not be given run out if their bat bounces into the air after being grounded behind the crease.
There are many other changes which will be explained on the weekend, with the adjustments not only to affect Mudgee and Gulgong cricket, but the game across the world.
The alterations to the rules have been made by the Marylebone Cricket Club, custodian of the laws of cricket since they were first created in 1787.
The new Mudgee and Gulgong top grade seasons will likely begin in mid-October, with Gulgong’s season potentially going back as early as October 7.
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