Friday, 20 March 2009

TV REFERRALS ???????????

The most recent legislation introduced of TV referrals came as a debatable move. Players, experts, commentators and fans are widely divided upon the move. During this thread I’d like to forward my recommendations on the matter but firstly allow me to take this opportunity to analyse the various disputes surrounding the dilemma.

The regulation stated: “If there was enough convincing evidence the on field decision could be over turned”. As M . Atherton so correctly mentioned on commentary if we wanted to invest in technology we must trust and rely on the devices available to the full and make the decisions accordingly to the technology and simply ignore the disturbing evidence theory.

However one has to consider the amount of time lost in the match. Also in a way it takes the authority of the standing umpire making their position a laughing stock which is rather pointless.

But we have to take into account that the sport industry is modernising and therefore why shall cricket not utilise the variety of resources available? Plus don’t we want to make decisions correctly to satisfy everyone’s needs and prevent a dismissal frustration which could be constructive in the overall outcome?

Overall I would like to draw a conclusion that players should not have any input what so ever on decision making as their function is to play and not question the gestures of umpires. Also with players input its taking valuable time out of the game. Although there is a limit this can be considered unfair as an obvious fault in decision making may have occurred and players weren’t able to refer. I feel that it should either be a private consultation with standing and 3rd umpire to double check decisions as that will be more logical and time saving i.e. the third umpire wants to double-check if the ball had pitched outside the line. Otherwise I don’t see the purpose and would want it to be scrapped by the administrators. It's going to be highly controversial otherwise and develop into a nightmare for one to dispute upon.

11 comments:

Q said...

Thats an interesting thought, but I am of the view that if technology is available it shud be used.. the umpires i feel are incompetent.. something that is so easily visible to us (the viewers) and the commentators, why isnt that visible to the umpires?

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maza786 said...

Thanks Q

maza786 said...

Q, I agree with u on the "incompetent" implication as so many obvious faults were rejected in the concluded England-WI test series. This is one of the factors as to why I don't approve upon the move although at first I was keen and supportive. It’s been trialed and has been shambolic throughout. I’m sure u will agree that if it’s going to progress further plenty of amendments and justifications will need to be made.

maza786 said...

It's still unclear and needs to be defined properly before it's declared offically.

Som said...

What Atherton says sounds fine but I'm not sure if we would ever make full use of technology for it would render the umpires redundant. Som

maza786 said...

Good point Som !

wasim said...

Technology should be used, however the the TV umpires should not be given more than three minutes to give his judgment.

Amy said...

The umpire's role will have to take on a more dynamic stance in order to embrace technology. We don't want to have them simply there to be challenged whenever a player sees fit, because already we're seeing the number of batsmen refusing to accept an 'out' as quite high.

Perhaps there should be collaboration between the umpires, with the 3rd umpire communicating with on-field umpires when necessary to overturn decisions which are clearly incorrect. But only when there is positive evidence to do so.

maza786 said...

AMY I agree with u about yours and mine suggestion about it being a private umpire consultation to clarify faulty decision but the reality is umpires are too reluctant to challenge the authority of the on field umpire even if it’s obvious!

Shambolic and worthless but what more can we say about the ICL in this day and age.

maza786 said...

Correction of ICC but I hope u will be able to clarify..........

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