Players should be allowed to review wide and high balls: Daniel Vettori, Imran Tahir | Cricket News

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MUMBAI: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and South African spinner Imran Tahir say wide and high balls should also fall under the DRS scanner as referees’ call sparks fresh debate in Rajasthan’s IPL game Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders here.
Defending 18 runs from the final two overs, Royals skipper Sanju Samson was visibly upset by umpire Nitin Pandit’s three wide calls despite considerable movement from batters – Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana – a few times in the forward. last Monday.
Samson then called for a review when the ball was miles away from bat in his sarcastic way of protesting.
This sparked a new debate for calling wide balls and waist height for consideration with the former Kiwi all-rounder once again speaking out on the matter.
“I don’t think there was thought about him actually coming out… Absolutely (players should be allowed to review the widths). Players should be able to decide on such crucial issues,” said former coach Vettori of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. , told ESPNCricinfo.com.
“Today is a bit different where it always looked like KKR was going to win. But we’ve sat here so many times and seen decisions go against bowlers so close and the umpire got it wrong.
“So players should have ways to rectify those mistakes. That’s why DRS was introduced: to rectify mistakes. I would like that to happen. And players are very good judges of that. They most often succeed.
According to ICC rule 22.4.1 on wides, “The umpire shall not rule a pitch to be a wide if the batter, while moving, passes the ball away from him or brings the ball sufficiently within reach. be able to hit it with a normal cricket stroke.”
The Rajasthan Royals have been embroiled in yet another controversy – this time involving a no-ball in their match against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals.
Chasing a mammoth 223, Delhi needed 36 from the final and Rovman Powell upped the ante, breaking three straight sixes.
The third six came off a full throw at waist height, but the umpires on the field didn’t call it a no-ball, nor did they elect to refer it.
This led to unprecedented scenes in the Delhi dugout when Pant began calling players back and their assistant coach Pravin Amre entered the pitch in clear breach of the code of conduct.
Echoing similar sentiments, former Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Tahir said: “Yeah, why not (review)… There’s not much for bowlers in the game. When the batters are hitting you all over the place, you don’t have much choice but to play wide yorkers or wide legs bowling.If it becomes a wide, you’re in trouble.
“But look, it was a close call. Samson was a bit frustrated. It was a 50-50 thing. I don’t think it should be a big deal. Kolkata played well and they were going to win. But yeah , there should be an assessment that a player can participate in,” he added.
The KKR duo of Rana and Singh scored 17 runs in the penultimate to seal a seven-wicket victory with five balls to spare.



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