ICC’s new Code of Laws related to the thickness of bats an impact game: Dravid

Vastavam web: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid on Tuesday said that the ICC’s new Code of Laws related to the thickness of bats to be restricted will have an impact on the game of cricket.Under the new rule, the thickness of bats will be restricted to 108mm in width, 67mm in depth with 40mm edges in a bid to redress the balance between bat and ball.The former right-handed batsman, however, added that various factors come into play, besides the size of the willow, which influence the overall game.

“It is also about the nature of the pitch and the size of the boundary that matter,” said Dravid at an event, which was held to commemorate Indian women’s skipper Mithali Raj and former captain Jhulan Goswami.The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced oodles of changes in the playing conditions, with one of them being related to the edge and thickness of a bat.During the event, Mithali Raj also shared experiences of her childhood days and her cricketing career.She spoke about the advantages of having women’s IPL, saying: “Yes, it is a good idea. It will lead to having a big pool of players and will give a push to the domestic and international cricket.”