Each team will be getting two unsuccessful reviews per innings in the World Cup Super League, confirmed Geoff Allardice, the ICC’s general manager cricket operations. Earlier, each team used to get one review per innings in ODIs and T20Is but in June this year, an increase from one was announced and it now will be applied in T20Is as well. This rule change is an interim change to playing conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and is due to be reviewed every three months.
Informing the same to ESPNCricinfo, Allardice said, “Each format got one extra review. That was the plan originally that it was an interim measure. We will see how it plays out, is it creating extra delays in the game or is allowing us to get the right decision more often. I think it’s one that will have more debate as we get to the end of the interim period.”
The recent updates have also suggested that the TV umpires will be taking the front-foot no-ball calls exclusively in the inaugural ICC World Cup Super League. The Super League is scheduled to commence later this week with the three-match ODI series between Ireland and England.
As per the recent reports of ESPNCricinfo, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had previously tested the technology to let the TV umpire decide the front-foot no-balls last year in the series between India and West Indies.
During the India-Windies series, the technology was used on a trial basis, but the global body was satisfied with the outcomes and as a result, third-umpires called front-foot no-balls in this year’s Women’s T20 World Cup as well.
Announcing the launch of the ODI super league, in a statement, ICC said, “Introduced to bring context to One-Day International (ODI) cricket, the Super League will determine qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with the top seven teams automatically booking their spot at the event in India.”