DCL Rule - Mankading (Bowler attempting to run-out non-striker before delivery)


Please read this as we are going to implement this from This summer onwards. Before the Start of the game the captains must inform every team member about this rule.

We are aware of ICC rule below but do not want to complicate things as we have seen in the 5571 (Test ODI's and T20s International games so far Mankading out was given only 7 times. (0.12 %). Had this rule been used regularly in ICC we would have gone and implemented. The ICC Law regarding this doesn’t state of any prior warning to be given but its expected to be given by the bowler for keeping up the spirit of the game. So keeping this in mind DCL Rule for mankading is stated below. Once a warning is given to the entire team when such incident happens ICC rule will follow after that for the rest of the players in that team.

DCL Rule for Mankading: Non striker must keep within his ground until the ball has been delivered by the bowler. By backing up too far or too early leads gaining an unfair advantage to the non striker. This act is not acceptable. There will be a single one time warning for the TEAM by the umpire and the main umpire must inform the square leg umpire. If it is repeated then bowler can run non-striker out as per the ICC rules below.

ICC Rule after DCL Rule Warning must follow.

Bowler attempting to run-out non-striker before delivery (Tests, ODIs and T20Is)

"The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible."

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