The “front foot no-ball” technology will be utilized for the very first time in an international cricket tournament in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup taking place in Australia at the end of this month, the International Cricket Council revealed that in the recent Tuesday. The decision to utilize this high technology was brought out after being taken into different trials successfully recently in both India and South India.
“The third referee will keep track of the before and after landing position of the ball and contact with the main referee” ICC shared their points in an announcement.”
“Other referees on the pitch have been constructed not to call any balls before the appearance of the third ball, even though they will take responsibility for all other types of balls on the pitch.” This technology has been experienced recently on at least 12 games, including 4717 balls being hit and other 13 balls not being (0,28%) hit but called. All the ball serves have been under thoughtful consideration, ICC claimed.
Geoff Allardice, the General Director of Cricket ICC revealed that: “Cricket has a really awesome track record in regarding of technology introduction to support all the decisions being made during all of our plays in the most accurate way and we believe that this technology will decrease the number of failures being made in the ICC World T20 World Cup. “There will be no goals which are considered to be difficult to us, and even though the rate of the ball serves without balls will be really low. Because we have taken this tech under many trials, especially during the ODI series between England and Pakistan in 2016, this tech has been under a lot of improvement and upgrading, allow us to publish and apply it at very economical cost.