Field umpire’s ‘arbitrariness’ will no longer work on the field, ICC changed 3 big rules before WTC final
The ICC has made some important and major changes in the rules from the final match of the World Test Championship.
ICC New Rules: In the last few years, we have often seen that during international matches many decisions were disputed due to soft signal. In view of this, the ICC has now taken a big step. The soft signal is now being removed from international cricket forever. This new change will start with the final match of the World Test Championship between India and Australia next month.
New changes will start from the final of the World Test Championship
From June 7, the teams of India and Australia will play the final match of the World Test Championship. The match will be played at The Oval ground in London, England. Both the teams have been informed about the new changes. According to the news of Cricbuzz, ICC Cricket Committee Chairman Sourav Ganguly has an important role in this change. BCCI secretary Jai Shah had also raised this issue several times.
what is soft signal
According to ICC rules, a soft signal is a situation where the umpire standing at the non-striker’s end, the third umpire, talks to the second on-field umpire and gives his own decision before referring it to the third umpire. After this, if the third umpire is unable to reach a decision, then the decision of the field umpire is considered. Although many times the cricketers have expressed their displeasure about this.
Test match will be played in low light
Apart from this, the ICC has made two more major changes. Test matches were usually called off due to low light. However, this will not happen now. Flood lights will be used if the illumination is reduced due to any reason ahead of time. Apart from this, reserve day will also be kept for the only match.