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Big Rule Change; Soft Signal from On-field Umpire has been removed from IPL-2021

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India captain Virat Kohli had as of late spoken about the need to eliminate the delicate signs when alluding to a choice to the third-umpire and this point has been examined by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as they have discarded delicate signs for the impending Indian Premier League (IPL). 

In its refreshed playing conditions during the current year’s IPL, got to by ANI, the BCCI has plainly expressed that the on-field authorities would not be permitted to give delicate signs while alluding a choice to the third umpire. 

At the point when one glances at Appendix D – Clause 2.2.2 of the playing conditions before IPL 2020 and now before IPL 2021, there is one clear change and it relates to the use of the delicate sign.

“Soft Signal: On-field Umpire giving Soft Signal while referring the decision to the 3rd Umpire will not be applicable,”  represents the conditions of IPL-2021.

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“There have been cases wherein the soft signal has kind of created confusion rather than giving clarity to the third umpire and that is why it was felt that going back to the old method of referring decisions to the third umpire if the on-field umpires are not sure should be followed,” quoted by Sources.

“If it hits the stumps or missing the stumps, it should not matter how much the ball is clipping because it is creating a lot of confusion. One more factor that needs to be considered is how the fielding team responds to a dismissal that is claimed. This is somewhere defining the soft signals as well. You have to question what the spirit of the game is and what those guidelines are because if things like that happen with the Indian cricket team overseas then you are talking about the completely different conversation about the spirit of the game. Said by Kohli on the topic over soft signals.

In refreshed rules, presently the third umpire can overrule the no-ball choice made by the on-field umpire. There is another refreshed provision in the playing conditions and it expresses that in a continuous match, ensuing super overs can be played till an hour’s time from the real completed season of the tied matches (Clause 16.3.1).

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