The BCCI has welcomed the ICC’s recommendation for a neutral umpire

ICC meeting: Neutral umpires ready to return – In the last two years, umpires have been scrutinized more than ever. With travel bans due to epidemics, the ICC has recommended the use of home umpires. But with relaxed restrictions, the ICC has recommended at least one neutral umpire for the Tests. The BCCI and Indian players welcomed it because they believed it would “eliminate any bias”.

“It simply came to our notice then. This is a great step, to be honest and to help with the fairness of the game as well as to overcome the bias of the decision. DRS has been really helpful but it shouldn’t be the solution. If we can spend time in bio-bubble, I don’t understand why umpires can’t do that. “ A top Indian player told InsideSport.

ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, ‘Great step that should eliminate bias’

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ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, ‘Great step that should eliminate bias’

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The ICC has recommended that neutral umpires be supported in Tests when home umpires are allowed to play in ODIs and T20s.

“The chief executive committee (CEC) has acknowledged that the home umpires’ performance was strong and did not affect the game. The use of home umpires led 12 members of the international panel of umpires to their Test match debuts. “ The ICC said in a statement after the meeting.

“In line with the previous recommendation of the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee, the CEC has agreed that more neutral match officials should be used to lift the travel ban based on the success of the use of home umpires.” The ICC said in a statement.

ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, ‘Great step that should eliminate bias’

Why is a neutral umpire important?

  • As of December 2021, 33% of player reviews were valid when showing neutral umpires.
  • But for home umpires, the number of reviews has increased by 40%.
  • It brings fairness to the game.
  • Neutral umpires are better at making decisions than home umpires.
  • The number of reviews is less than that of a neutral umpire.

ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, ‘Great step that should eliminate bias’

ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, 'Great step that should eliminate bias'

Format Judge On the field On the field TV umpires 4M The umpire
Test ICC (neutral) ICC (neutral) ICC (Home) ICC (neutral) Home
ODIs ICC (Home) ICC (Home) Home ICC (Home) Home
T20 ICC (Home) Home Home Home Home

ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, ‘Great step that should eliminate bias’

“We welcome the neutral umpiring decision. All boards and the ICC had to choose a home umpire because of the Covid restrictions. But now that the Kovid ban has been lifted, it will only be good for cricket. A senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

However, BCCI officials said that while neutral umpires are welcome, home umpires should be supported.

“Look, it’s not fair to say that home umpires are biased. We did some excellent umpiring in the England series (India’s home series) last year. This was made possible by the absence of a neutral umpire. So, they have to be supportive too and I think having a home umpire in the T20s can be great for their grooming as there will be a big pool of umpires. “ Officer Dr.

Neutral umpires are expected to return for the Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Test series. Neutral umpires may return for India’s only Test against England in July.

ICC meeting: BCCI, players welcome ICC recommendation on neutral umpires, ‘Great step that should eliminate bias’

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