Cricket faces a lot of debate over ‘soft signal’ rule in the last few days and now the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to not use with ‘soft signal’ in IPL 2021, which is starting from April 9th 2021.
Virat Kohli had recently said that there is a no need to use the soft signals when referring to a decision to the third-umpire by the on-field umpires.
Virat Kohli Said Earlier :
“If it hits the stumps or missing the stumps, it should not matter how much the ball is clipping because it is creating a lot of confusion.
One more factor that needs to be considered is how the fielding team responds to a dismissal that is claimed.
This is somewhere defining the soft signals as well.
You have to question what the spirit of the game is and what those guidelines are because if things like that happen with the Indian cricket team overseas then you are talking about a completely different conversation about the spirit of the game.
So look, it is a serious thing which needs to be considered because there is a lot at stake in bigger tournaments.
You do not want any grey area hampering the game and it leaves with you no clarity.”
‘Soft signal’ is offered by on field umpires to the third umpire in case of doubthful decisions.
Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decide not to use with the practice of ‘soft signal’ in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League.
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