ICC Rules: What is the length of stumps, know when ICC approved the glowing stumps and bails


The height of the stump is 28 inches, bells are placed on top of it.
Now came the stumps with LED lights, they light up as soon as the ball hits

New Delhi. Cricket rules: After bat and ball in the game of cricket, if any equipment is most important then it is Stumps. Like bat and ball, the length of the stump is fixed in the rules related to cricket. In international cricket, the length of the stump is 28 inches or 71.12 cm. The gap between them should be 9 inches. A cricket pitch consists of two sets of three wickets each, parallel to each other at either end of the bails. According to ICC rules, the stump above the playing surface shall be cylindrical and its diameter (Diameter) should not be less than 1.38 inch/3.50 cm and not more than 1.5 inch/3.81 cm in any case.

The rule regarding bails states that it should not extend more than 0.5 inches or 1.27 cm above the stumps. It should not protrude beyond the stumps and should fit over them. As per Law 29.5 of the MCC, umpires can agree not to use the bails in certain circumstances (such as wind conditions). If they agree to it, then the bails are removed from the stumps at both ends. When the conditions are right, they are put on the wicket again.

Traditionally the stumps and bails were made of wood, but at times during the match it was difficult for the umpires to determine if the bails had fallen due to the ball or the wind, to avoid this situation, modern technology has been incorporated into the game. Went. Now the stumps are made shiny and have LED lights in them. The bells start flashing as soon as the ball hits the wicket. The ICC allowed the use of such shiny wickets in international matches in July 2013. The ‘Zing Wicket System’ has played an important role in reducing the confusion of the umpires. In this, as soon as the contact between the bails and the wicket breaks, the wicket and the bails start flashing at the same time.

This system has been designed by Bront Ackerman, a former Australian cricketer, who was inspired to make it after seeing a toy of his daughter. However, due to the introduction of this system, the weight of the bails has increased a lot and during the game, there were some occasions that the ball hit the bails in the upper part, but the bails shone but did not fall down. As a result, the batter was saved from getting out.

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