Former umpire Darryl Harper of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) elite panel suggested the umpires ‘decision review system (DRS) to ban the controversial’ umpires ‘call’ despite being used for more than a decade. There are drawbacks to dialogue or understanding.
The umpires’ call mainly comes into the picture when a review is sought for the decision of Pagbadha. In this situation, if the on-field umpire has given the batsman not out, then the TV umpire does not have the right to change the decision, despite the ball appearing on the stump in the review.
The only consolation for the bowling team is that its review remains intact. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Harper as saying, “I have seen enough of the umpires’ call.” Ban the umpire call. Get rid of controversy and get rid of it. Bells fall on any contact with the stump. It has nothing to do with 48 percent, 49 percent. ‘
Harper said the system had flaws and appealed to the ICC for a detailed review. He said, ‘The fact that it has been going on for 12 years and people are still shocked and the players are still upset, it seems that there are many shortcomings in the dialogue or understanding of it. There is some serious work that needs to be done by the ICC as we should not discuss the decisions of the umpires. ‘