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Front foot no ball technology trial for T20I and ODI series between India and West Indies

Front foot no ball technology trial for T20I and ODI series between India and West Indies
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The ongoingT20I and ODI series between India and West Indies will be contested trialling technology to call front foot no balls.

Throughout the trial, the Third Umpire will be responsible for monitoring every ball bowled and identifying whether there has been any front foot infringement. If there has been an infringement on the front foot, the Third Umpire will communicate this to the On-Field Umpire who will subsequently call a no ball. As a result, the On-Field Umpire will not call a front foot no ball without the advice of the Third Umpire.

It’s important to note that any benefit of the doubt lies with the bowler, and if a late no ball call is communicated, then the On-Field Umpire will rescind a dismissal (if applicable) and call no ball. The On-Field Umpire will remain responsible for other in-game decisions in the usual way.

The outcomes of the trial will be used to gauge whether the system has a beneficial impact on the accuracy of no ball decisions and whether it can be implemented while minimizing disruption to the flow of the game.

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