Another chance of appeal in case of tech failure in DRS: ICC

Dubai: The ICC on Tuesday said that in case of a technological failure during referrals under the Decision Review System, the team which has made the appeal would get another chance.

The decision was taken after an enquiry by Code of Conduct Commissioner Advocate Brent Lockie and Cricket Committee Chairman Clive Lloyd, who recommended that in the event of a technology failure the protocol for reinstatement should be clarified.

The appealing team, however, will not get another chance in case of inconclusive evidence.

“... this matter has been separately addressed by the ICC Cricket Committee who recommended that there should be a reinstatement of a referral should there be equipment failure but not in situations where the evidence is inconclusive,” the ICC said in a statement.

“This recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee was adopted by the ICC Executive Board at their June meeting in Singapore,” it added.

The report also made a series of other recommendations which include that the best possible equipment should be made available to the third umpire; a single feed of sound and pictures should be controlled and standardised if multiple broadcasters are covering a match and that a comprehensive training programme should be devised for all those directly involved in the DRS.

“I am grateful to Advocate Lockie and Mr Lloyd for their thorough review and helpful recommendations as we strive to continually enhance the DRS,” Haroon Lorgat, ICC Chief Executive, said.

“Many of these recommendations had already been identified as necessary at the ICC DRS workshop which was held in Dubai in March. The ICC Cricket Committee also made recommendations, which cover some of the areas highlighted in the report and these have been approved by the ICC Executive Board,” David Richardson, ICC General Manager (Cricket), said.


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