Thursday ICC Cricket Committee approves changes to DRS and third umpire protocols

Thursday ICC Cricket Committee approves changes to DRS and third umpire protocols



The ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket Committee, led by former India captain Anil Kumble, has made it clear that the ‘Umpire’s Call‘ will proceed to be part of the Decision Review System. However, it has launched a couple of adjustments to the present DRS protocols.

In a press release on Thursday, the ICC said that for the LBW reviews, the “peak margin of the Wicket Zone can be lifted to the highest of the stumps to make sure the identical Umpire’s Call margin across the stumps for each peak and width.” Additionally, a participant will now have the ability to ask the umpire whether a real try has been made to play the ball earlier than deciding to overview an LBW decision.

Moreover, the third umpire will now verify a replay of any ‘brief run’ that has been referred to as and proper any error previous to the next ball being bowled Thursday ICC Cricket Committee approves changes to DRS and third umpire protocols

Kumble stated, “The Cricket Committee had a wonderful dialogue around Umpire’s name and analysed its use extensively.

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“The precept underpinning DRS was to write clear errors within the recreation while making certain the function of the umpire as the choice maker on the sector of play was preserved, allowing for the component of prediction concerned with the expertise. Umpire’s Name permits that to occur, which is why it is crucial it stays.”

India captain Virat Kohli had not too long ago termed the umpire’s name as “complicated“. As per the prevailing rule, 50 per cent of the ball needs to be hitting a minimum of one of many three stumps for the batsman to be adjudged LBW on overview in case an umpire’s not out name has been challenged.

In the meantime, the interim COVID-19 rules that have been launched in 2020 to permit worldwide cricket to renew as shortly and safely as doable will proceed to be utilized.

Women‘s cricket

Two adjustments have been authorised to the women’s ODI playing circumstances. The discretionary five-over batting PowerPlay has been eliminated. Furthermore, all tied matches can be determined by a Super Over henceforth.

Mel Jones (Cricket Australia) and Catherine Campbell (New Zealand Cricket) have been appointed as Full Member representatives on the ICC Women’s Committee.

It has been determined that Test and ODI standing shall be completely awarded to all Full Member women’s groups. Furthermore, all matches on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games can be categorised as women’s T20Is.

Women‘s U-19  World Cup postponed

The Board has agreed to postpone the inaugural women’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2021 in Bangladesh to January 2023. To permit groups to have the best possible preparation, the worldwide qualifier for the Women’ Cricket World Cup 2022 has additionally been postponed to December 2021.

The apex physique additionally acquired a replacement on the continuing preparations across the males T20 World Cup in India, scheduled to happen later this 12 months. It has agreed to permit Members to take as much as seven extra gamers and (or) assist employees to accompany the squad of 23 to senior occasions the place an interval of quarantine is required.

A Member Assist Fund for Cricket may even be arranged with USD 5 million being made obtainable in grants to assist international cricket.


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