The Television Umpires (TV Umpires) are all set to officiate the front-foot-no-ball in the inaugural Men’s Cricket World Cup League.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. The first game is to be played on 30th July at Southampton and England and Ireland are going to be the first participants of the league.
The purpose of the league is to choose the top seven alternative winners that will make their spots spontaneously in the World Cup 2023 in India. Twelve teams will be participating along with the Netherlands in the to be started tournament.
TV umpires set to officiate front-foot-no-ball in inaugural men’s Cricket World Cup league
The technology was also used in the Women’s T20 World Cup when India was thrashed by Australia in the finals after the apex body was satisfied with the trial of officiating front-foot-no-balls by TV umpires taken in India vs West Indies series
Under the new system, a Hawkeye FreezeFrame is used to judge the overstepping of the bowler after which a buzzer is given to the central umpire after a slow-motion replay confirms the no-ball.
Although it has been the common feature to analyze the front-foot no-ball through the TV umpires help since DRS was introduced in 2008, but it was brought to halt after Richard Illingworth incorrectly called Doug Bracewell for overstepping, giving Adam Voges a lifeline.
Voges, who then scored a 239, let raised several questions on the incorrect call after Bracewell was incorrectly given overstepping back in 2016.
Recently, it has been confirmed by the global cricketing body that the television umpires will be officiating the front-foot no-ball due to the vast number of inaccuracies caused by the on-field umpires.
Many inaccuracies were spotted in the first test that took place between England and the West Indies. As a consequence, many queries have been raised over mistaken decisions. Hence, the television umpires, who can analyze the front-foot conditions with a more clear stance, will officiate the scenario from now in international cricket.
However, as the playing conditions for the ICC Test Championship have already been set, the scenario will be implemented from the next cycle that will be initiated from the next year’s Championship cycle.