In the last edition of IPL, the umpiring error was becoming a talking point, despite the top-umpire on duty. Now IPL governing council has made a change and set to depute an extra umpire for each game to monitor no-balls. The no-ball matter was discussed in the IPL governing council meeting on Tuesday and after that this decision takes, under the Brijesh Pated, the head of IPL governing council.
Confirming the development, one of the members of the Governing Council said that this effort is being taken to reduce the errors. “There will be a specialised umpire for this, who will work in coordination with the on-field umpires and the third umpire. This is an effort to reduce errors,” the member said.
Before implement in IPL, it will implement in the domestic tournament this year, “It can be tried out in any tournament, even in Ranji Trophy. We will discuss it further and see how it goes.”
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“We are exploring all the options and a decision will be taken over the course of time. The idea is to make the tournament fan-friendly, and we will consider every suggestion. But Power Player may not be used in the next edition of the IPL due to lack of time,” the official said. “Before we implement that in the IPL, we need to test that in domestic tournaments and that will take some time,” the official told Sportstar.
IPL franchise may play friendly matches outside India
Earlier Mumbai Indian showed their interest to play some matches outside to gain the Indian premier league popularity like in the USA. Also, Rajasthan Royals showed their interest to play some matches in the UK. But IPL Governing council denied their request but the new committee is looking forward.
Non-playing Super Substitute, extra no-ball umpire…IPL's alleged innovations seems like somebody's figment of imagination. @IPL is serious cricket, there's back to back T20 WCs. Just improve the umpires quality and spectators facilities. You would have gr8 service. #IPL2020
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) November 5, 2019
“We are also looking at having a smaller friendly tournament in the period when there is no activity. But for that we will have to look at the ICC FTP and then decide,” one of the officials said, making it clear that the matter needs more discussion.
After MI seamer Malinga's no-ball against RCB last season created a stir, the BCCI has decided to introduce an extra umpire to monitor no-balls in IPL 2020.
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) November 5, 2019