IPL 2020

India Cricket

IPL 2020

India Cricket


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The ICC has looked into current issues in the sport and made suggestions, which were adopted. The current approach to Umpire's Call was one of the subjects discussed.

Three other amendments to the DRS and 3rd Umpire protocols were accepted as follows:

  • The Wicket Zone's height margin will be raised to the top of the stumps for LBW reviews to assure the same Umpire's Call margin across the stumps for both height and width.
  • Before choosing to appeal an LBW call, a player would be allowed to ask the umpire whether a genuine effort to play the ball.
  • Before the next ball is bowled, the 3rd Umpire will review a replay of any short-run called and correct any errors.
The interim COVID-19 rules implemented in 2020 to enable international cricket to resume as quickly and safely as possible will remain in effect. The following were the rules:
  • The right to select home umpires instead of neutral umpires, which was necessary previously.
  • n all formats, there is an additional DRS analysis per team per innings.
  • The prohibition of using saliva to polish the ball.
  • In Test matches, the availability of a COVID-19 substitute.


The committees praised the home umpires' outstanding work over the past nine months, but they urged more impartial Elite Panel umpires to be appointed whenever circumstances allow.

Replacement players were recently introduced for both concussion and COVID-19, prompting a debate at the Cricket Committee about their use in the international game in general. The concept of a first-class match would be updated to allow the unqualified use of substitute players to better explain the ramifications of allowing players to be substituted during a match.

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