Adelaide, March 17: For the first time in World Cup history, viewers will be able to hear the communication between on-field and TV umpires, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday ahead of the knockout games starting tomorrow.
TV umpire communications during decision-making will be available to the host broadcaster, Star Sports, to put to air for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of ICC World Cup 2015, which will be played between 18 and 29 March, ICC said in a media statement today.
The ICC held a successful trial during the One-Day International series between Australia and South Africa in November 2014, and it will be introduced for the final seven matches of ICC World Cup, it added.
The umpire communications can be aired during umpire referrals, consultations and DRS player reviews, the ICC said. The quarter-finals of World Cup 2015 begin tomorrow with South Africa facing Sri Lanka in Sydney.