Broad clarifies Roach dismissal in Perth Test

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Perth, Dec. 21 (ANI): ICC match referee Chris Broad has sought to clarify the dismissal of West Indies batsman Kemar Roach during the third and last Test against Australia in Perth, which concluded on Sunday.

"Kemar, after he was adjudged caught behind by on-field umpire Billy Bowden off Doug Bollinger on the fifth morning, requested for a review of the decision which was accepted and referred to third umpire Asad Rauf.

"The third umpire, when reviewing the decision, used a range of technologies that were available to him, including the slow-motion replays, amplified stump microphone sound (at normal speed and slow motion), approved ball-tracking technology, pitch mat generated by the ball-tracking technology and Hot Spot footage.

"While the Hot Spot was not visible on the bat during the review, the noise of the ball hitting the bat was picked up by the stump microphone which was sufficient for Asad to recommend to Billy to uphold his earlier decision.

"It must be remembered that there needs to be conclusive evidence to over-turn the decision of the on-field umpire as the DRS has been designed to eliminate the obvious umpiring errors." (ANI)

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