Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 7:46
ICC plans World Cup clampdown.
Cricket authorities are actively debating whether it is time for more stringent rulings about on-field confrontations, amid concerns among some players that the current ICC system is providing scant deterrent to those who visibly "cross the line" in trying to press an advantage for their team.
Assurances from ICC's chief executive David Richardson, that umpires are being pressed to manage on-field behaviour more assertively are part of a wider debate about clamping down on flash points during the forthcoming World Cup.
The ICC's chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle will be reminding each side of their on-field responsibilities, and stressing the importance of improved player behaviour, to team leaders during the technical briefings that will take place in the week before the start of next month's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.