The Laws of Cricket govern the game. One of The Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) most important roles, which it has carried out since the Club’s formation in 1787, is its custodianship of the Laws of Cricket.
Although the International Cricket Council is the global Governing Body for cricket, it still relies on the MCC to write and interpret the Laws of Cricket, which are applicable from the village green to the Test arena. MCC’s Laws sub-committee are responsible for the debating, decision making and drafting of the Laws.
In 2017, MCC published a new Code of Laws, which incorporated the most wide-ranging and ambitious alterations to the Laws of Cricket for almost two decades. This code has now been updated three times, with the third edition to come into effect on 1 October 2022, and be adopted for the 2022-23 summer.
Provided below is a link to the Lord’s website, a link to the 2022 Edition of the Laws of Cricket and a summary of the changes in the Third Edition of the 2017 Code.