India’s captain Virat Kohli recently talked about the need to remove soft signals, citing a decision given to third umpires and the issue was discussed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as they are soft. went. Hints for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). In the context of its updated game for this year’s IPL, which was seduced by the ANI, the BCCI has made it clear that it will not be allowed to give soft signals to officials on the field, citing the decision of the third umpire. When one looks at Appendix D-Clause 2.2.2 of the state game before IPL 2020 and now before IPL 2021, there is a clear shift and it is related to the use of soft signals.
The status of the updated game in IPL 2021 states, “Soft Signal: Field Enfield Underpire Soft G will not give soft signal, citing the umpire’s decision.”
It has been decided to remove the soft signal so that the third umpire can make the best possible decision regardless of the field non-field call.
Speaking to ANI, development-aware sources said the call was made to avoid any confusion in the umpiring decision.
“There have been cases where the soft signal has been confused rather than clarified to the third umpire and it is therefore felt that the field non-field umpire took the old-fashioned approach citing the decisions of the third umpire.” is.”
Talking about the soft signal issue, Kohli said, “Regardless of whether he hits the stumps or misses the stumps, it doesn’t matter if there is any nesting on the ball because it is causing a lot of confusion. . Another aspect that considers all. ” Needs how the fielding team claims dismissal. He is also defining soft gestures somewhere. You have to ask what is the spirit of the game and what is that guide because if it happens abroad with the Indian cricket team, then you are talking about a completely different conversation about the spirit of the game.
“So see, this is a serious matter that needs attention because in big tournaments there is a lot of risk. You want the gray color not to interfere with the game and it won’t leave any clarity with you.”
The updated guidelines have also undergone major changes as third umpires can see if this is a short-term affair and the official can reverse the decision taken by non-field umpires.
“Short-term: In the case of short-term, the third umpire performs a short-term check and can reverse the decision taken by the on-field umpires,” said the updated IPL 2021 game.
These short-lived issues became the main debit point in the match between Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Delhi capitals. An official complaint was filed by the Punjab management after the end of the defeat.
As a measure of controlling match times, the 20th over is now included in 90 minutes of each innings, with the first 20th over beginning 90 minutes or earlier.
In the updated guidelines, the third umpire can now reverse the no-ball decision taken by the non-field umpire. Another update on the playing mode is the clause stating that in a non-stop match, subsequent super overs can be played until the closing time (hour 16.3.1) of the tied match.
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