An off-field umpire will use technology to judge when bowlers illegally overstep the crease during the ICC women's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.
The front-foot no-ball technology was trailed in India and the West Indies recently and will be used in a major tournament for the first time. The International Cricket Council says the third umpire will monitor the front foot landing position on each delivery during the Feb. 21-March 8 competition.
On-field umpires have been instructed not to call any front-foot no balls unless advised to do so by the off-field official.
Part of the bowler's front foot must be behind the crease in the delivery stride. On-field umpire's at the non-striker's end usually make the decision.
The ICC said the technology was recently trialed across 12 games, during which 4,717 balls were bowled and 13 no balls were called. All deliveries were judged accurately.
"Cricket has an excellent track record of introducing technology to support the decision making of our match officials and I'm confident that this technology will reduce the small number of front foot no ball errors," ICC general manager for cricket, Geoff Allardice, said. "No balls are difficult for umpires to call accurately, and even though the percentage of deliveries that are no balls is low, it is important to call them correctly."
Allardice said the technology had improved "significantly" since it was first trialed in a one-day international series between England and Pakistan in 2016, "enabling us to introduce it cost-effectively, and with minimum impact on the flow of the game."
Video technology has been used to assess dismissals in test match and limited-overs international cricket and determine if batters were wrongly given out because on-field umpires failed to signal no-ball for a bowler's front foot landing in front of the crease. A third umpire could over-rule a decision made by on-field umpires in cases where video evidence conclusively showed that a bowler had over-stepped.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl Tuesday in the third one-day international against India at Bay Oval.
Williamson missed the first two matches of the series with a shoulder injury. In his absence New Zealand won the first match by four wickets and the second by 22 runs to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series.
Williamson's return displaced Tom Blundell from New Zealand's top order, while Mitchell Santner has overcome a stomach virus to replace Mark Chapman.
India made only one change, selecting Manish Pandey in place of Kedar Jadhav.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (captain), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Hamish Bennett.
India: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, K.L. Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Umpires: Langton Rusere, Zimbabwe, and Chris Brown, New Zealand.
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia. Match referee: Chris Broad, England.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCBL) president Nazmul Hassan said it’s painful to lose the way Bangladesh were defeated in the first Test of the two-match series in Pakistan by an innings and 44 runs in Rawalpindi on Monday.
Bangladesh were all out for 233 runs in the first innings of the match and they could manage only 168 runs in the second innings to lose by such a huge margin. The bowlers did not perform much better than the batters.
“The way Bangladesh had played in the World Cup last year, I don’t see that anymore. How they were defeated in Pakistan is very painful. Their body language, mentality and performance on the field have changed in an unexpected way.”
“They played poorly in Sri Lanka, at home against Afghanistan and in India as well. The same things are happening in Pakistan too. We will definitely take action to solve this,” Nazmul told the media on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Nazmul said he will be more involved with the team after the debacle in Pakistan. He said: “I wanted to leave everything on the team management. I have been saying for two years that I am not involved with these (taking decisions on game planning, selection). But now, I think I have to be involved again and take stern action.”
Replying to what sort of actions are needed to be taken, Nazmul said: “We have to sit with the players, coaches and everyone. We have to find out where is the problem. We have to discuss it extensively.”
Bangladesh will tour to Pakistan again in April to play the second Test of the series and one ODI as well. Both of the matches will take place in Karachi.
BCB South Zone took solo lead in the first class Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) beating Islami Bank East Zone by 10 wickets on Monday.
In the day’s other match, Walton Central Zone managed a six-run victory over BCB North Zone at Sylhet International Stadium.
After the day’s second round matches, South Zone topped the list securing 16.39 points, followed by East Zone with 13.06, Central Zone with 9.5 points and BCB North Zone with 5 points.
South Zone secured the thumping victory on the fourth and last day of the second round match at the academy ground of Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar.
Replying to South Zone’s first innings total of 482 runs, East Zone collapsed for 306 runs. They resumed the second innings with overnight score 323 for 5 and were all out for 360 runs in 86.2 overs.
National team’s Afif Hossain, who was batting on 93, hit a century (115 off 175 balls) featuring 14 fours and one six. Another night watch batsman Zakir Hasan (28) made 54-ball 31 runs, featuring three fours.
Saqlain Sajib was other batsman scoring the double figure (11) runs on the day.
Mahedi Hasan grabbed four wickets for 88 runs and was adjudged man of the match while Abdur Razzak took three wickets for 137 runs.
Chasing 185, South Zone scored 187 runs for no loss in 37.5 overs.
National opener Anamul Haque hammered a century (109 runs off 111 balls) featuring 12 four and four sixes while another opener Shahriar Nafees remained unbeaten on 68 off 120 balls hitting seven fours and two sixes.
Brief score: South Zone 1st innings: 482/10 in 101.3 overs, Nurul 155, Bijoy 129, Mahedi 112, Rejaur 3/96, Saqlain 3/126
East Zone 1st innings: 306 all out in 95.2 overs, Pinak 80, Ashraful 71, Yasir 44, Mahedi 5/102, Razzak 3/107.
East Zone 2nd innings- 360 all out in 86.2 overs (overnight score 323 for 5 in 70 overs), Pinak 121, Afif 115, Zakir Hasan 31, Saqlain Sajib 11, Mahedi Hasan 4/88 and Abdur Razzak 3/131 runs.
South Zone 2nd innings- 187 for no loss in 37.5 overs, Anamul Haque 109*, Shahriar Nafees 68*.
In the day’s other match, Walton Central Zone managed a six-run victory over BCB North Zone on the fourth and final day of the second round of BCL.
Chasing 330, North Zone opened their second innings with their first innings total 166 but were all out for 323 to suffer a narrow defeat.
Tanbir Haider, who was batting on 54, scored a century (177 off 307 balls) hitting 20 fours and a six.
Shahidul Islam grabbed three wickets for 78 runs.
Central Zone’s Shuvagato Hom was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant knock of 122.
Brief score: Walton Central Zone 1st innings: 170/10 in 48.5 overs, Raqibul 70, Arafat 25, Shuvagata 21, Taskin 5/54, Sakil 2/35
North Zone 1st innings: 166/10 in 63.3 overs, Ariful 50, Junaid 47, Rony 19, Naeem 22, Mustafizur 4/68, Arafat 2/10
Central Zone 2nd innings: 325 all out in 89.1 overs, Shuvagato Hom 122, Abdul Mazid 69, Taibur 47, Shakil 4/77, Sumon Khan 3/43 and Taskin 2/46.
North Zone 2nd innings- 323 all out in 104.3 overs. Tanbir Haider 177, Shahidul Islam 3/78.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a revised itinerary for Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh beginning on Saturday (Feb 15).
During the 27-day tour to Bangladesh, Zimbabwe will play one Test, three ODIs and two T20 matches against their Bangladesh counterpart in Dhaka and Sylhet.
Zimbabwe team will arrive in the capital on February 15 and will play a two-day practice match against BCB X1 on February 18-19 at BKSP ground in Savar.
Zimbabwe will play the only Test with the Tigers from February 22-26 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The tourists will play three day-night basis ODI matches against the Tigers on March 1, 3 and 6, all at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
Visiting Zimbabwe will also play a two-match T20 series on March 9 and 11 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, before departing home on March 12.