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New rule: Test teams to get 2 extra reviews after 80 overs

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Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 18:56 [IST]
 
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New rule: Test teams to get 2 extra DRS

Dubai, Sep 18: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to grant two more reviews (DRS) per innings for teams during Test matches on a trial basis from October 1.

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) met in Dubai on Monday and Tuesday (September 16 and 17) to discuss a range of issues relating to the playing and business of cricket, some of which will be considered by the ICC Board when it will hold its fourth and last meeting of the year in London from 17-19 October, ICC said in a media statement on Wednesday.

The CEC has agreed to constitute a Working Group to how best to make use of the technology. At present, teams get two unsuccessful reviews per each innings. However, with the new rule, despite unsuccessful DRS challenges, teams get a top-up of 2 after 80 overs of an innings. However, even if teams have a review remaining at the end of 80 overs, it will not add up and will have only two.

"The CEC reviewed the performance of the Decision Review System (DRS) during the Ashes series and received an update on a technology trial that was conducted during the Old Trafford Test. A paper prepared by Cricket Australia (CA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following their series in England was also discussed," ICC said.

"The CEC agreed that a Working Group be constituted to consider how the ICC should best use technology in umpire decision-making in the future. The considerations of the group will be wide ranging and include a review of the objectives and philosophies of using technology, the technologies, protocols and procedures as well as the role and training of television umpires," it added.

"It was also agreed that a trial will be conducted whereby a team's referrals will be topped-up to two reviews after 80 overs of an innings. This trial will start from 1 October 2013 in all Test matches in which the DRS is used, with the results being monitored and considered by the Working Group.

Noting that most of the contentious decisions relate to faint edges, the performance of the Real-Time Snickometer during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and the Ashes, and the potential to use this technology to assist the umpires in making these decisions was discussed. An independent assessment of this technology will be conducted before a decision is made on its inclusion in the list of approved DRS technologies."

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Story first published:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 18:16 [IST]
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