Prior to Women’s T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has come up with new technology to monitor the no-balls. The front-foot no-ball technology will be used for the first time in a global cricket tournament later this month at the women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, ICC announced this news in the latter half of Monday.
The television umpire will monitor the landing position of the front foot after each ball is bowled and tell the on-field umpire if the bowler oversteps.
In recent incidents, the umpire had to call back the batsman after being dismissed following TV replays which have revealed no balls.
But in the recent trails in India and the West Indies of using TV umpire for each ball resulted in 100 percent of 4717 deliveries being judged accurately.
Manger of ICC, Geoff Allardice said, “No balls are difficult for umpires to call accurately, and even though the percentage of deliveries that is no ball is low, it is important to call them correctly.”
He further added that since they first trailed this concept in ODI series between England and Pakistan in 2016 the technology has improved significantly.
Talking about the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the tournament will start from 21st February until 8th March.