The global Cricket Body has confirmed that the Television umpires will be officiating the front-foot no-ball in the international matches.
After the several inaccuracies spotted in the first test match that took place recently between West Indies and England at Southampton, the queries have bee raised. As a consequence, the duty will take a turn from the on-field umpires to the television umpires.
Earlier, the duty belonged to TV umpires already but after Adam Voges was given a lifeline to smash the saving 239 after Doug Bracewell was termed as bowling ‘stepped-in front-foot no-ball’, the duty took a shift to on-field umpired.
Television umpires set to officiate front-foot no-ball in international matches
Recently, in the ICC Women’s World Cup, where India got thrashed by Australia, TV umpires got the duty to analyze the no-balls. A Hawkeye FreezeFrame is used to judge the scenario and the buzz is passed onto on-field umpire to unfold the hand showing no-ball after it is confirmed on the slow-motion screen.
However, as for the ICC Test Championship, playing rules have already been pre-decided, it will be implemented from the next cycle that will be continued in the mid of 2021. Consequently, the ICC Test Championship will be played considering the existing underlying rules.