The Marylebone Cricket Club has reframed the law around the running out the non-striker while backing up – generally known as Mankading – and sought a permanent ban on usage of saliva to shine the ball henceforward, among a host of other suggestions. Originally classified under Law 41 (Unfair Play), each run-out of a non-striker by the bowler in his delivery stride has often led to a stark division of opinions. However, in its fresh move to de-stigmatise the practice, it’s now been moved to Law 38 (Run out). The wording of the law, however, remains intact.
Controversial Mankad dismissal no longer off limits, saliva banned as MCC shakes up law book
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 9, 2022