i am against the referral rule in cricket.
March 13, 2009 12:34am CST
hi friends.first things first .i am against the newly testing referral system. my feeling is that it would take out the human effect from cricket.take a look back to cricket before 1992.the umpire's decision is final even if he is given out wrongly.1992,run out referring came into act and the results are terrible.i am not saying that run out decisions are wrongly made.i am saying that the umpires are becoming complacent because of technology. so tell me.when was the last time u have seen an umpire give a run out without referring the third umpire?even for cases where batsmen are 1 meter outside/inside the crease,the ground umpire goes to the 3rd umpire that pathetic . even more pathetic was the new referral system is making the already slow moving test cricket even slower.a batsmen even after knowing that he is out ask for referral because he got 2 more referring to waste and it takes 6 minutes out of the game. so whats the role of the umpire now anyways? wides,noball,byes,leg byes,over.at present no one cares about byes and leg byes and wides are too obvious so that makes the umpire role as nothing more than a consultant who sends information to the third umpire to the fielders. i got a lot more but basically ,this is why i am against the referral system.
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15 Mar 09
no I am for referral system.other wise many times some important batsman got out and that change the match context completely.I want referral system in the one day also. yes in the case of lbw.it is always argumentative .if we don't follow any technical gadget then also it could be faulty,even more than with the help of technology. this is why I am for referral system.
15 Mar 09
if they let the umpires and players use that LBW referral rule in cricket,believe me,that 8 and half hours of cricket may go up 9 and half hours and i dont think the crowd would like to waste that much time for every review.most importantly,umpires would be pretty much useless in the cricket field and that would be a shame
15 Mar 09
Referral rule in the present system stinks. Can you imagine when a bowler cannot even celebrate after a dismissal because the decision is referred to TV umpire!!! We have had bad decisions despite the referral system. But i also believe that glaring mistakes need to be avoided. A batsman who has got a thick inside edge should not be given out LBW. May a the referral system with many more improvements should be tried at 20 -20 level & then put to use in tests.
14 Mar 09
I too am against it - the umpires decision should be final. What trust can there be in an umpire if they make a decision only for it to be overturned. Also though there should be some emphasis on the players. In years gone by there were far more players willing to walk of they snicked a catch to the wicket keeper, or would accept the word of a player when they said they held on to a catch, and would have walked making it easier for the umpire.