The proposals, as outlined in the story below ('Crunch Time For New Rules') have not been shelved altogether by FINA - far from it.
But apparently the planned debate and vote at this week's FINA technical congress - when there was every chance the reforms would be rejected due to major opposition in Europe - has been deferred by FINA until after the election of a new president on 22 July. The likelihood is that a new congress will be arranged to thrash out the whole issue - potentially in October.
From a BWPL point of view, therefore, it's 'as you were' during the 2017/18 season. We will operate in exactly the same way as in the 2016/17 campaign.