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TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.

LAWS

The game of cricket has another unique aspect as it has 42 laws that have been developed over the last 250 years.

The Marylebone Cricket Club(MCC), which is based at Lord's is responsible for drawing up the laws, even though the governing body is the International Cricket Council(ICC).

As the game evolves and players come up with different playing ideas, there is a need to modify and re-write parts of the laws. Currently cricketers are using the 2000 Code 5th Edition(2013). This means that the laws had a major review in 2000 and small modifications made in 2013. Previously, the 4th Edition was published in 2010. For example, with a lot of players becoming skilled at switch hitting, the interpretation of the LBW law needed adjustment.


The current version of the laws.


A 1932 edition of the laws.