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WPL introduces reviews for wides and no-balls: Reports

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Last updated on 05 Mar 2023 | 02:34 PM
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WPL introduces reviews for wides and no-balls: Reports

It is the first time, DRS would be used to review such decisions

In an unprecedented move, players will be allowed to use the Decision Review System (DRS) to review wide and no-ball decisions, starting from the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Furthermore, it will also be implemented in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), later this year. 

"A player may request a review of any decision taken by the on-field umpires concerning whether or not a batter is dismissed, with the exception of 'Timed Out' (Player Review)," the WPL playing conditions said. "A player may also be allowed to review any decision taken by on-field umpires concerning wide or no-ball."

Until now, only on-field decisions could be reviewed but now the reviews have extended to wides and no-balls. During the opening-day clash between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants, MI’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur reviewed a wide decision, and the decision was overturned as the ball had brushed the batter’s glove. 

Even in the third encounter between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Jemimah Rodrigues challenged the umpire’s decision for a no-ball. Despite it being unsuccessful, it is definitely in the direction that cricket is heading towards. Last year, in the IPL, DC felt that they were undone by a wrong decision, in their clash against Rajasthan Royals.

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