So the ICC is at it yet again with another round of rule changes. While a lot of fans must be wondering why there is so much tinkering, to give the authorities some credit, all this has made the game of cricket stay relevant in an ever-changing world.
Hot Spot hot, Hawk-Eye not so
For once, the BCCI has been right to resist a DRS not backed by cent per cent consistent technologies. While Hawk-Eye catches most of the attention out of all the technologies, it is not as relevant as say Hot Spot.
To explain: LBW decisions on their own are not as controversial as they were decades back. In fact you will find the TV commentators (who are mostly comprised of former international players) agreeing more with the judgement of the on-field umpires than Hawk-Eye.
Pitches all over the world have different pitches with different levels of bounce and human intuition in the past has proved more accurate than technology.
In fact the biggest problem had been bias towards the host team. That aspect was addressed with the ICC’s elite panel of neutral umpires.
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