The Decision Review System (DRS) will be entering for the first time in the men’s T20 World Cup. The World Cup will be held in Oman and UAE this month. The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially announced it while releasing the playing conditions for the upcoming tournament. ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires and Match Referees, CEO Allardice praised the performances of the home country umpires in the past 18 months.
They are backed by the usage of DRS and he also stated that ICC hoped neutral umpires would be used globally sooner rather than later. Geoff Allardice said, “We’re able to get all of our Elite Panel umpires here and our referees here to officiate in this tournament. The UAE is a country that is fairly straightforward now to move in and out of. The issue is in other countries which have different levels of restriction.” He further added, “Our position has been that we’ll be trying to use neutral officials wherever the circumstances allow. In a number of countries, there are still restrictions that make that difficult. And moving umpires in as individuals is a bit different to team movements. And we’ve found that over the last few months. The home country umpires have performed extremely well over the last 18 months. And are supported by DRS, whether we need an extra review or not. I think we’re in a rhythm with that at the moment.”
Each team will get a maximum of two reviews and as per the reports by ESPNcricinfo, each team will get a maximum of two reviews per innings. The governing body had confirmed in June last year an additional unsuccessful DRS review for each team in each innings of a match across all formats, “keeping in mind that there may be less experienced umpires on duty at times.” This is because of the issues of COVID-19-related reasons.
Talking about the drinks break of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, it will take place during the halfway mark of each inning. Well, the rain-interrupted matches have also been taken by the ICC. During the group stages, the DLS method will come into play only if each team has played a minimum of five overs. Well, each team will have to bat for a minimum of 10 overs in semi- finals and the finals to have a result. The tournament is all set to start on October 17 in Oman and UAE. The finals will be played in Dubai on November 14. lndia will begin their ICC T20 World Cup campaign against the arch-rivals Pakistan. The match is set on October 24 in Dubai.