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bishbash
Post subject: Reviews to be reset after 80 overs.
PostPosted: 10:38 on 19th Sep 2013

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
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The number of reviews available for a team in a Test innings will be topped-up to two after 80 overs in an innings. The system will be trialed from October 1, 2013 in all Tests where the Decision Review System (DRS) is available, the ICC announced on Wednesday in Dubai after its Chief Executives' Meeting (CEC).

I thought the main problem this summer was doubts about technology and it not being used properly. Lots of dodgy decisions from 3rd umpires(as well as onfield). The number of reviews isn't really a problem - 2 is enough, if you squander them on lbw shouts that were missing leg stump by 6 inches then that is your own stupid fault (Clarke at Lords I'm looking at you) or batsmen consistently squandering reviews by automatically reviewing any lbw shout given out (Watson over your entire career I'm looking at you). There is an argument for lbw shouts that were clipping and therefore remaining with the umpires not out call not resulting in a lost review - that would have been a better amendment imo.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Reviews to be reset after 80 overs.
PostPosted: 14:50 on 19th Sep 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2140
Location: Preston UK
bishbash Wrote:
The number of reviews available for a team in a Test innings will be topped-up to two after 80 overs in an innings. The system will be trialed from October 1, 2013 in all Tests where the Decision Review System (DRS) is available, the ICC announced on Wednesday in Dubai after its Chief Executives' Meeting (CEC).

I thought the main problem this summer was doubts about technology and it not being used properly. Lots of dodgy decisions from 3rd umpires(as well as onfield). The number of reviews isn't really a problem - 2 is enough, if you squander them on lbw shouts that were missing leg stump by 6 inches then that is your own stupid fault (Clarke at Lords I'm looking at you) or batsmen consistently squandering reviews by automatically reviewing any lbw shout given out (Watson over your entire career I'm looking at you). There is an argument for lbw shouts that were clipping and therefore remaining with the umpires not out call not resulting in a lost review - that would have been a better amendment imo.


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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Reviews to be reset after 80 overs.
PostPosted: 22:20 on 19th Sep 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 954
Location: Australia
Totally agree with the above.

Only the ICC could spend 2 days reviewing a system that is totally f@#ked and come up with a solitary change that will do nothing to address any of the problems we've all witnessed these last few months.

Beggars belief really.
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peado
Post subject: Re: Reviews to be reset after 80 overs.
PostPosted: 07:23 on 20th Sep 2013

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
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I thought this was ridiculous too. In so much as most test innings' (first anyway) go beyond 80 overs, then each side will have 4 reviews each ; 8 per innings. I am in favour of DRS but this latest change by ICC is ludicrous. Now almost every lbw appeal, whether given out or not out by the umpire, will be refered. Crazy !
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Reviews to be reset after 80 overs.
PostPosted: 10:56 on 20th Sep 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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My only real problems with DRS are firstly that it is over-used, and that third umpires don't appear to have been properly trained on either the technology or the rules regarding its use.

I can't for the life of me see why the ICC is making this change. Under the current system, if a team gets a bad decision after wasting its two reviews, then in many ways it's that team's own fault, since the system is designed to try and eliminate real howlers. The new rule will simply further encourage DRS's over-use. It is a solution to a problem that does not exist, and will worsen a problem that does exist!

As with the constant meddling with the rules surrounding One Day International cricket, my feeling is that this is another example of committee men trying to justify their existence.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Reviews to be reset after 80 overs.
PostPosted: 15:41 on 20th Sep 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Big Harvey Wrote:
My only real problems with DRS are firstly that it is over-used, and that third umpires don't appear to have been properly trained on either the technology or the rules regarding its use.

I can't for the life of me see why the ICC is making this change. Under the current system, if a team gets a bad decision after wasting its two reviews, then in many ways it's that team's own fault, since the system is designed to try and eliminate real howlers. The new rule will simply further encourage DRS's over-use. It is a solution to a problem that does not exist, and will worsen a problem that does exist!

As with the constant meddling with the rules surrounding One Day International cricket, my feeling is that this is another example of committee men trying to justify their existence.


For years now I have been sorely tested by the FIFA laws committee which forwards me law amendments each year. One of their most recent was the revolutionary decision not to allow different coloured tape on players stockings !!! Welcome to their world :shock:
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