shouldnt batsman be given a chance to refer decision to the third umpire.

India
February 27, 2007 8:59am CST
In cricket a wrong decision changes the whole game.Dont you think if the batsman is given out by the umpire then he should have a right to ask the umpire to refer the decision to the 3rd umpire in case the batsman knows he is not out. What ICC can do is impose a penalty if the batsman was out and the batsman unnecessarily challeged the decision of the umpire on the ground. In this manner the batsman will only challenge the decision of the ground umpire when he is sure that he was not out. e.g in case of an L.B.W decision if the batsman had nicked the ball and the umpire gave him out he could go to the umpire and ask him to refer the decision to the 3rd umpire.if the replay shows he actually nicked it then the batsman is safe and no penalties would be imposed on batsman but if the replay shows that the batsman hadn't nicked and since he challenged the decision of the umpire then he should be penalised. What do you say?
4 responses
• India
27 Feb 07
no batsman shouldnt given a chance to refer decision to third umpire because then every batsman will call for third umpire and a one day match will become a test match
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• India
27 Feb 07
you did not get my point. if the batsman calls the third umpire and is out then he has topay a penalty. so the batsman will only call 3rd umpire if he is sure e is not outh
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
27 Feb 07
why there should be a ground umpire if every decision is governed by third umpire?Because of the usage of high end technics the very purpose of having the umpire is lost and all are making mess over the umpire's decision.so if there is no ground umpire hence no challengs for the decision by the batsman and hence he will accept the verdict of third umpire.
• India
28 Feb 07
the purpose of the umpire is to conduct a fair game. If he is unable to do so whats the point of him bieng there on the ground.The presence of ground umpire is necessary if some decisions are governed by 3rd umpire to speed things up.
• India
1 Aug 07
well, man your mind is really great. we never think about it....but after you disctussion i also thought that you are perfect. actully batsman has to right to ask umpire about his deceission. because one single wrong decision from field umpire may change the result of match, and also its effect to players mind and his carrer if batsman is new and fitting for his place in the team. so your thinking is fabouls my dear friend.
@20031969 (934)
• India
28 Feb 07
i do not want to abolish the dignity of Third Umpire. he should be given full right to take decision regarding l.b.w. and run out.