Coronavirus: ICC to hold board meeting via conference call13 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Full meetings rescheduled to early May due to coronavirus.
The IPL is planning to have an exclusive TV umpire to monitor no-balls from the 2020 edition. The idea was floated and accepted well at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council, chaired by Brijesh Patel. It's still not clear, though, if that 'special umpire' would be the third or fourth umpire, or a new addition in the umpiring team altogether. This year's edition of the cash-rich league witnessed several run-ins between players and officials with the standard of umpiring questioned. India captain Virat Kohli questioned the umpiring in the star-studded league after his Royal Challengers Bangalore were denied a win when Mumbai Indians bowler Lasith Malinga overstepped on the final delivery. The blatant no-ball was spotted on the giant screen at the stadium but not by the on-field umpire.
From the next edition of IPl we may see a TV umpire monitoring no-balls. The extra umpire may be separated from the third and fourth umpires. He will use technology to help on- field officials monitor no-balls.
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