In the series of firsts, Women’s T20I World Cup will witness a massive change when it comes to the no-ball call.
The on-field umpire will no longer call no-balls in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup that starts in Australia from February 21.
Instead, the third umpire will have the onus of monitoring bowler’s front-foot on television and if the bowler oversteps, instruct the on-field umpire to call it a no-ball.
“Cricket has an excellent track record of introducing technology to support the decision making of our match officials and I’m confident that this technology will reduce the small number of front foot no-ball errors at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup,” the ICC’s General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice, said in a statement as quoted by cricket.com.au.
“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 added.
Meanwhile, India will take on Australia in the final of the ongoing tri-series after India’s massive win against the same opponent which was followed by Australia’s win over England.