ICC to use new technology in Women’s T20 World Cup
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 is going to be inscribed into the record books, as it is all set to become the first global cricket tournament to use front-foot no ball technology.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the news on Monday (February 10).
As per this technology, the television umpire will monitor the landing position of the front foot after every ball, and inform the on-field umpire if a bowler oversteps.
This technology can bring about a new revolution in the game of cricket. Previously umpires often had to call back batsmen following TV replays which revealed no balls.
ICC informed that they had recent trials of the technology in India and the West Indies. Those trials of using a TV official for every ball resulted in 100 percent of 4,717 deliveries being judged accurately.
ICC general manager Geoff Allardice said, “No balls are difficult for umpires to call accurately, and even though the percentage of deliveries that are no balls is low, it is important to call them correctly.”
He also added, “Since we first trialled this concept in the ODI series between England and Pakistan in 2016 the technology has improved significantly.”
This year’s Women’s T20 World Cup will run from February 21 to March 8 in Australia.
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