New Delhi: There is now a few days left for the Indian Premier League (IPL 14) to start its 14th season. This year’s IPL is to be played from 9 April. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a major decision before the commencement of IPL 2021 (IPL 2021). The BCCI has decided that the soft signal rule will be removed in this year’s IPL. Please tell that in the current series of India-England, there has been a lot of ruckus about the soft signal rules.
What is a soft signal?
In fact, whenever the on-field umpire turns to the third umpire for advice on a catch, he has to take a soft signal at that time. After stating his decision, the on-field umpire asks the third umpire to make sure that he is not wrong. The third umpire can justify the on-field umpire only if he has very clear evidence. But now this will not happen in IPL.
There will be no soft signal in IPL
The BCCI has decided that there will no longer be a soft signal in the IPL. The BCCI has now decided that the on-field umpire will not be able to give a soft signal before referring the decision to the third umpire. Let us know that before this, if the umpire used to take a decision towards the third umpire, then he had to give a soft signal first. Not only this, in the IPL this year, the third umpire will also be able to change the decision of the no-ball and short run by the on-field umpire.
There was a dispute in T20 series
Actually, during the fourth match of T20 series between India and England, Suryakumar Yadav caught a catch by David Malan (Dawid Malan) near the boundary. The decision went to the third umpire, but before that the on-field umpire gave him out in the soft signal. It was seen in the replay that the ball seemed to be on the ground, but still the third umpire gave the batsman out. After this decision, this rule was criticized all around. Even Indian captain Virat Kohli has asked to change this rule.