TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls in England-Pakistan Tests


Karachi: The front-foot no-balls will be called by the third umpire in the England-Pakistan three-match Test series, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed today.

“Front foot no-ball technology to be used in ICC World Test Championship series featuring England and Pakistan, with the support of both teams,” ICC tweeted.

“Performance of the technology in these Tests will be reviewed before any decisions taken on its future use in Test cricket,” it added.

It must be noted that this technology was used in the England-Ireland ODI series which was part of the maiden ICC men’s World Cup Super League.

ICC, last year used the technology in the series between India and West Indies. It was used on a trial basis, but the apex cricketing body was satisfied and as a result, in this year’s Women’s T20 World Cup, third-umpires called no-balls.

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