The last few days in international cricket saw a lot of debate about ‘soft signal’ contravention and now the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to do away with ‘soft signal’ in IPL 2021, which is to begin on 9 April. From
It should be noted that India captain Virat Kohli recently said that soft signals need to be removed, citing a third-umpire’s decision by the on-field umpires. In case of debit decisions a ‘soft signal’ is offered to the third umpire by the field umpires.
Speaking to ANI, sources said that the BCCI decided to do away with the practice of ‘soft signal’ in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League to avoid any confusion in the umpiring decision.
“There have been cases in which soft signals have created a kind of confusion rather than giving clarity to the third umpire and that is why it is felt that going back to the old way of referring to the decisions of the third umpire when the on-field umpire is made. Are. ” Source should not be followed.
Speaking on the issue of soft signals, Kohli had said: “If it hits the stumps or makes the stumps disappear, then it doesn’t matter how much clipping the ball is because it is causing a lot of confusion. One. And the factor needs to be considered. How the fielding team claims dismissal. It defines the soft signs somewhere. Then you talk about a completely different conversation about the spirit of the game. So, see, this is a serious matter that needs to be considered because there is so much at stake in the big tournament. You don’t want any gray area to interfere with the game. And that doesn’t leave any clarity with you. .