Editorial: Positive change

The contentious ‘Umpire’s Call’ will continue to be a part of the Decision Review System, the International Cricket Council’s Board ruled, but introduced a few changes to the current DRS protocols. Called ‘confusing’ by India captain Virat Kohli, the Umpire’s Call has been a subject of controversy for a while now.

As per the existing rule, 50 per cent of the ball should be hitting at least one of the three stumps for the batsman to be adjudged LBW on review in case an umpire’s not out call has been challenged.

The ICC Board agreed to allow members to take up to seven additional players and/or support staff to accompany the squad of 23 to ICC senior events where a period of quarantine is required and/or teams are accommodated in a bio-secure bubble.

The ICC also said it expects the issues of tax arrangements and visa guarantees for the upcoming T20 World Cup to be resolved over the next month after receiving an update from the BCCI.


NT Bureau