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World Cricket News

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu May 25, 2017 11:35 pm

This is a new thread designed to speak for all cricket nations containing everything that affects those nations and the name of cricket in general.

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Postby Boycs » Fri May 26, 2017 8:49 am

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/cont ... 99416.html

ICC cricket committee recommends DRS shake-up

An umpire's call finding on a review may soon not cost teams a review. The ICC cricket committee, headed by India coach Anil Kumble, recommended on Thursday that teams do not lose reviews in those instances where an umpire's call comes into play. And if the ICC chief executives' committee approves it, the change could come into effect this October.

Currently, sides are allowed two unsuccessful reviews in the first 80 overs of a Test innings, and one per innings in ODIs. If a review is successful, they do not lose it.

LBW decisions, in particular, will be affected. The benefit of doubt in a DRS call goes to the on-field umpire's original call. Therefore, if they give a batsman out leg-before and it is challenged, then the third umpire has to uphold the on-field judgment if projections show half the ball hitting a zone that stretches from the outside edge of the off stump to the outside edge of the leg stump. This is the margin of error afforded to the "umpire's call".

Now, after a two-day meeting, former international captains Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, current Australia coach Darren Lehmann, ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss, umpire Richard Kettleborough among others are agreed that if an lbw review comes back with a verdict of umpire's call, the team that called the review should not be penalised.

If this system is put in place, however, sides will not have their reviews topped up at 80 overs, as currently happens.

There were several other recommendations made by the group that met in London on May 23 and 24. If the ICC's chief executives committee approves them, they could become laws starting October 1.