On- Field Umpires Decision Can be reviewed: ICCs New Rule to be implemented

Gone were the days when the on-field umpires enjoyed the supreme authority on the field. ICCs new experimental rule allowing the players to seek a second review on the On-field umpires decision will be used during the upcoming India-Sri Lanka Test Series from July 23 in Colombo.

A batsman or the captain of the fielding side may request a review of the On- Field Umpire’s decision. Once asked for a review the umpire has to refer to the TV Umpire who will have the final say. If the TV umpire upholds the appeal than the On-field umpire will have to revoke his decision. But there is restriction on the number of review requests to be made. Each team will be allowed 3 unsuccessful review request per innings. If this would not have been there then one can imagine what would happen and the matches would take more time to be completed. Unsuccessful review request is the one where the appeal on the On-field umpire’s decision is put down by the TV Umpire. In case the Review request is upheld then the team will be provided with one more Review chance.

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