New Delhi: International Cricket Council (ICC) Acting CEO Geoff Allardyce confirmed on Sunday that each team will have two reviews per innings in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Consequently, the decision-review system will be used for the first time in the Men’s T20 World Cup.
“I think it’s a lot more than a country by country difference (using neutral umpires). We were able to capture elite umpires and referees for the T20 World Cup. UAE is a country which is pretty straightforward now. The issue is other countries that have different levels of sanctions, I think our position will be to use neutral officials wherever circumstances allow,” said Allardyce during a select media roundtable ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 .
“I think the umpires from the home countries have done really well during the last 18 months backed by the DRS and we are in a tizzy for whether or not we need additional review. Bringing back neutral umpires after the ban The aim is lifted, it could be more after the World Cup. We continued the playing conditions for the T20 World Cup which has been there which is two reviews per team.”
Talking about Afghanistan’s participation in the T20 World Cup, Allardyce said: “Yes, when the regime change happened in Afghanistan in August, we have been in regular contact with their cricket board, our primary involvement in that country. We have to support cricket. Member boards, we have always said that we are waiting to see how things unfold under the different regimes in that country.”
“They are full members of the ICC and their team is preparing for the T20 World Cup. In terms of their preparations for the event, it is going as planned.”