ICC Cricket Committee approves changes to third umpire protocols, DRS

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The ICC Cricket Committee, led by former Indian captain Anil Kumble, on Thursday accepted three changes to the Decision Review System (DRS) in addition to third umpire protocols that had just lately come into criticism.

Discussing the present points being confronted in International cricket, the ICC determined that for LBW opinions, the peak margin of the Wicket Zone shall be lifted to the highest of the stumps to guarantee the identical Umpire’s Call margin across the stumps for each peak and width.

Additionally, a participant shall be ready to ask the umpire whether or not a real try has been made to play the ball earlier than deciding to overview an LBW choice.

Also, the third Umpire will test a replay of any brief run that has been referred to as and proper any error prior to the subsequent ball being bowled.

The selections have been taken following a sequence of digital convention calls. Kumble mentioned: “The Cricket Committee had an excellent discussion around Umpire’s call and analysed its use extensively. The principle underpinning DRS was to correct clear errors in the game whilst ensuring the role of the umpire as the decision maker on the field of play was preserved, bearing in mind the element of prediction involved with the technology.”

“Umpire’s Call allows that to happen, which is why it is important it remains,” he added.

The ICC additionally introduced that the interim COVID-19 rules that have been launched in 2020 to permit worldwide cricket to resume as shortly and safely as doable will proceed to be utilized.

Two changes have been accepted to the ladies’s ODI enjoying circumstances; firstly, the discretionary 5-over batting powerplay has been eliminated and secondly, all tied matches shall be determined by a Super Over.

It was determined that Test and ODI standing shall be completely awarded to all Full Member ladies’s groups. Additionally, it was agreed that each one matches on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games be categorized as ladies’s T20 Internationals.

Changes in ICC occasions

The Board agreed to postpone the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2021 which was due to be held in Bangladesh on the finish of the yr. COVID-19 has had a big affect on the institution and subsequent improvement of the U19 programmes in lots of international locations and groups wouldn’t have the opportunity put together appropriately for a worldwide occasion later this yr. As such, the inaugural occasion will now happen in January 2023.

The world qualifier for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, can even be postponed and can now be held in December 2021.

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