The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 29 September 2018 released the updated version of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) System along with the new ICC Code of Conduct and ICC Playing Conditions. These will come into effect from Sunday (September 30), when the first ODI between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be played in Kimberley, according to an ICC statement.
This is the third version but the second update of the DLS System since its introduction into international cricket in 2014 and has been carried out following a detailed ball-by-ball analysis of scoring patterns, including in the Powerplays, in all limited overs internationals played during the previous four years.
This means the current analysis is based on information from 700 One Day Internationals and 428 Twenty-20 Internationals, which comprise over 240,000 outcomes of individual deliveries. In finalizing the updated version, the scoring patterns between ODI (final 20 overs) and T20 were analyzed, as were the scoring patterns between men’s and women’s international matches.
Meanwhile, there are some of the new offenses and the change in the level of some existing offenses in the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which will also be introduced from Sunday, 30 September. These were approved by the ICC Board during the Dublin Annual Conference on July 2.