The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) can be figuring out few upcoming limited-overs sequence over the subsequent six months through which trials can be performed whereby TV umpires could be calling the front-foot no-balls, ICC Basic Supervisor Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice confirmed on Tuesday. “Broadly, yes the same technology as 2016 will be used. The idea is the third umpire will be presented an image of the front-foot landing within a few seconds. He would communicate to the on-field umpire that a no-ball has been delivered, so every delivery on the field would be played as a fair delivery until called otherwise,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Allardice as saying.

The system was additionally tried earlier, notably within the ODI sequence between England and Pakistan in 2016.

“The Cricket Committee recommended that we do it in all ODIs and T20Is. In 2018 there were about 84,000 balls delivered around the world in those formats in men’s international cricket. So to monitor the no-ball on each of those deliveries at all of the different venues is a big exercise. We just need to understand all the challenges before implementing this across all matches,” Allardice mentioned.

“Can this technology be implemented consistently across the 80 venues that hosted ODIs and T20Is last year? There are different levels of television coverage across these matches, so it will be easier to implement at some matches than at others. We now have 104 members who play T20I cricket and many of their matches are not televised, so what do we there? Thinking through all of the implications of introducing this is the exercise for us over the next six months,” he added.

Within the just lately concluded World Cup 2019, the on-field match officers have been criticised as they’d missed calling a no-ball within the match between West Indies and Australia. Chris Gayle needed to bear the brunt as he was dismissed on the very subsequent ball. If the no-ball had been referred to as, Gayle would received a free hit.

If the trials show profitable, the ICC might convey within the change in full drive going ahead.

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