Dubai: DRS is also ready for its debut in the T20 World Cup, while in the short format mega event, players will now have the option to challenge the decisions of the umpires.
The decision review system DRS will be used for the first time in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The ICC has confirmed the availability of the system for the mega event. The rest of the matches will be played in the UAE.
Each team will receive a maximum of 2 reviews in an innings, the game’s governing body made clear in June last year, due to the less experienced home umpires due to the covets during each innings in all formats. Teams will have 2 reviews available. This is followed by 2 in innings in white ball cricket and 3 in innings in Test cricket.
The ICC has increased the minimum number of overs for matches delayed due to rain. The team will have to bat for at least 5 overs for the result on the DLS, but for the semi-finals and finals. Both teams must play for at least 10 overs.
The same conditions prevailed at last year’s Women’s T20 World Cup, when the first semi-final between England and India in Sydney was marred by rain and the law was criticized for not having a reserve day.
Remember that the last time the Men’s T20 World Cup was played was in 2016 in which DRS was not used. DRS was used in the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup.