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ICC’s April foolery caught people by surprise
International Cricket Council (ICC)

ICC’s April foolery caught people by surprise

The audience got stunned as they tuned into ICC's social accounts (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook) on 1st April 2019. ICC tricked the cricket fans by faking the launch of startling rules in the ICC Test Championships.

The rules included were as follow. The launch of " Away-runs rule" just like the away goals in football terms, allowing the players to wear the shorts if the temperature exceeds 35 degrees Celsius, toss to be replaced by Twitter polls, commentators to take place on the field behind the slip cordon.

Runs scored in the evening of the day/night Test match to be counted as double, Instagram handles along with numbers to be printed on the players' kit, and a double-wicket play (after taking a catch, fielding team can run-out the other player as well).

These rules were like thunderbolts on the public but when they checked out the date on their calendars, it pacified them. Although it was an April Foolery by ICC, they can select one or maybe more of these rules and implement them in reality.