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BCCI to consider getting back to captain’s report to reduce Umpiring errors

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India will be correcting some of the rules that it had implemented in the previous seasons of domestic cricket. The new rules haven’t quite come off well and the board believes that there is a need to consider the change.

The plan of neutral venues did not find success and then the board had to go back to home and away format. The BCCI will also be considering to go back to the captain’s report so that there is a reduction in umpiring howlers. The wrong decisions made by the umpires in the domestic circuit were increasing and BCCI will consider getting back to the past rule.

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BCCI to get back to the previous rule

A BCCI official close to the knowledge of things told Times of India, “It is assumed that the umpires started to take things lightly as they knew no player was authorized to file an official complaint. It had to be checked”.

The official further explained that the losing captain would give a false report and it didn’t help things go in a smooth way. The official further added, “There was a point that it seemed that the losing captain would give an extremely negative report. The aggrieved cricketers struggled to write a balanced report”.

Over the last couple of seasons, the domestic players have raised the objection regarding the standard of umpiring going down. It was also seen in the IPL that the umpiring was nowhere close to the standard that was expected.

Change in Sye Mushtaq T20 tournament schedule

Also, there will be a revision in the scheduling of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, as the tournament was held between Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare trophy in the last two seasons which made the schedule of the players more hectic.

BCCI official said, “Teams end up playing five back-to-back matches. Players have raised objections and it has been noted. This time the tournament will be planned accordingly”.

This is a good initiative taken by the BCCI as the level of the umpiring in India is going down the hill and also it will put some extra pressure on umpires to get their call right.

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