Dubai, July 22 ICC General Manager - Cricket David Richardson will be available to brief the media on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Media Press Box at the Sinhala Sports Cricket Club grounds, Colombo ahead of the application of the umpire decision review system in the Sri Lanka - India Test series.
The system, which will be trialed in the three-Test series, will see the fielding and batting sides each allowed three unsuccessful appeals to the umpire per innings to change a decision if it is perceived to have been incorrect.
These appeals can be made only by the batsman in receipt of the umpire's original decision or the captain of the fielding side, in both cases by the player making a "T" sign with both forearms at shoulder height.
The on-field umpire will consult with the TV umpire, who will review available television coverage of the incident before relaying fact-based information back to his colleague.
The on-field umpire will then deliver his decision either by raising his finger to indicate "out" or by crossing his hands in a horizontal position side to side in front and above his waist three times - as per a "safe" decision by an official in baseball.
Story first published: Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 21:35 [IST]
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