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ICC Cricket Committee scraps ‘soft signal’ by on-field umpires

16 May,2023 08:48 AM IST |  Dubai  |  PTI

And the third umpire was compelled to go by ‘soft signal’ as most of the footages proved to be inconclusive. 

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The ICC has decided to do away with the contentious ‘soft signal' by on-field officials, which had often been criticised by experts as it is believed to have created more confusion for TV umpires after a decision was referred upstairs.

Till now the on-field umpire would either signal ‘out' or ‘not out' based on their gut feeling. And the third umpire was compelled to go by ‘soft signal' as most of the footages proved to be inconclusive.

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