League Notes: ICC Approves Day/Night Test Matches
The Int'l Cricket Council gave its "seal of approval" to the day/night Test matches while leaving the member boards to decide on the type and color of the ball to be used, as it announced new playing conditions for Tests, ODIs and T20 internationals ahead of Sri Lanka-New Zealand series beginning Tuesday. The governing body revealed a "slew of changes in the playing conditions, including powerplays, fielding restrictions and short-pitched deliveries in the ODIs, Decision Review System (in Tests and ODIs), no-ball, dead ball, over-rates, applicable in all the formats and changes in one over-per-side Eliminator in T20Is" (PTI, 10/29). ... The Indian Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) said that the decision of the Indian Olympic Association’s Special Committee that Hockey India will be the sole body to run field hockey in the country will be suspended until "the disposal of the case pending at the Delhi High Court." The IOA had accepted a decision by its special committee that Hockey India should be the official body in the country but the High Court, on a petition by the Indian Hockey Federation, had ordered to "maintain status quo till the case is finally disposed off" (PTI, 10/26).