Tag Archives: DRS

Give Onfield Umpires The Power Back

12 May
The use of technology for umpiring decisions is undoubtedly good for the game. Given the amount of money and pressure that now rides on televised matches, the backup of a 3rd umpire for replays of run outs and stumpings is a worthy addition to the umpires’ armoury. But has it gone too far, even to the point of spoiling the enjoyment of the game?
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Technology Should Be Used Sparingly

20 May

umpire-decision-review-systemWhen Stuart Broad had Ross Taylor out, caught by Alastair Cook yesterday, it sounded as if Lord’s had erupted.  I was listening on TMS and both inside the commentary box and in the stands, it was sheer euphoria, the kind of sudden elation one can only find at a cricket match.  And then it died, in an instant, to nothing at all.  The umpires had decided to check whether Broad’s foot was over the line.  The crowd were stilled as the images were relayed, before another, lesser cheer was emitted.  The ball was legal.  But the moment was ruined. Continue reading

India v England – Day 4 Review

18 Nov

Alastair Cook produced a masterclass in Ahmedabad as he and Matt Prior (84*) resisted India and batted England into the lead on the 4th day.  In a great display of leading from the front, Cook batted all day long to finish on 168* in a innings that has already lasted 501 minutes.

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