India-Lanka series to see 'Umpire Decision review system'

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New Delhi, Jun 16 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced that it has agreed for the 'Trial of an Umpire Decision review system' for the forthcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka that gets underway from July 23 in the island nation.

Under the 'Umpire Decision Review System', each team will be allowed to make three unsuccessful review requests per innings.

If a review results in the umpire reversing his original decision, then the request would be successful and would not count towards the innings limit, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement.

However, if the umpire's decision remains unchanged, the review would be unsuccessful. After three unsuccessful requests by one team, no further review requests will be allowed by that team during the current innings.

Under the proposed system, a player may request a review of any decision taken by the on-field umpires concerning whether or not a batsman is dismissed, with the exception of 'Timed Out'.

The request would be made by the player making a 'T' sign with both forearms at head height.

Technology would be used excessively under the system.

Slow motion replays from all available cameras, super slow motion replays from the cameras positioned at either end of the ground, ultra motion camera replays from the cameras positioned at either end of the ground, sound from the stump microphones with the replays at normal speed and slow motion and Hawkeye for ball tracking purposes only - are some of the facilities that will come into play when the TV umpire makes his decision.


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