The ICC approved a change to the DRS playing condition in relation to the LBW "Umpire’s Call" © Getty Images
The ICC approved a change to the DRS playing condition in relation to the LBW “Umpire’s Call” © Getty Images

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual conference in Edinburgh which saw the governing body make a number of decisions relating to the game ended on Saturday (July 2). Among the decisions, was an important call that the ICC took in regard of the Decision Review System (DRS). The ICC approved a change to the DRS playing condition in relation to the LBW “Umpire’s Call”. The size of the zone inside which the ball needs to hit for a Not out decision to be reversed to Out will now increase, changing to a zone bordered by the outside of off and leg stumps and the bottom of the bails. ALSO READ: ICC: Two divisions in Test cricket and a new one-day league in pipeline

The amendment in DRS will be in effect from October 1 or from the start of any series using DRS commencing just prior to this date. ALSO READ: Saudi Arabia unanimously elected as ICC’s 39th Associate Member

Meanwhile, there was also a discussion regarding the calling of no-balls. The ICC seeks to better understand whether the third umpire could use instant replays to call No balls more accurately for which it will arrange trials in the next few months. The trial might be staged in one of the upcoming ODIs where the third-umpire will judge a no-ball within a few seconds of the ball being delivered and convey it to the on-field umpires. Details regarding the trial although, will be announced when finalized.

Only a few days back when the Annual meeting of the governing council of cricket was underway in Edinburgh, Saudi Arabia was unanimously elected as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 39th Associate Member.

(With inputs from icc-cricket.com)