Karachi: TV umpires will call the front-foot no-balls exclusively in the maiden ICC men’s World Cup Super League, starting with England’s one-day series against Ireland.
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.
It must be noted that ICC announced the inaugural Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which has been introduced to help bring context to 50-over cricket at the highest level, the Super League will be used as a qualification system for the next ICC World Cup, scheduled for 2023 in India.
ICC in its statement said that 13 teams will participate, the 12 full members and the Netherlands. Top seven in the final table will qualify automatically and secure their spot at the global tournament. All sides will play four series at home and away, with each consisting of three matches.