The long-standing practice of soft signal by field umpires is about to come to an end! After much discussion and debate, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to make a significant change to the playing conditions (PCs) of international games.
This rule change will be implemented starting from the World Test Championship Final 2023 (WTC) in London, which is just around the corner.
As per the latest updates from Cricbuzz, the ICC’s cricket committee, headed by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, has agreed upon this new regulation. Both the WTC finalists, India and Australia, have already been informed about this change. The playing conditions for the game, set to be held at The Oval from June 7-12, will include this new regulation.
This decision is expected to have a significant impact on the game of cricket, especially in crucial moments of the match, where the field umpire’s soft signal has been a subject of controversy and debate.
With this change, the decision-making process is expected to become more straightforward and fair, giving players and fans alike more confidence in the game’s outcome.
So, get ready to witness this historic change at the WTC Final 2023 and all upcoming international cricket matches. It’s time to bid adieu to the soft signal and embrace a fairer and more transparent decision-making process.
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