14 no-balls missed by on-field umpire in 5 overs, says Shoaib Akhtar

14 no-balls missed by on-field umpire in 5 overs, says Shoaib Akhtar


Ben Stokes no ball in Ashes first Test reveals malfunction in front-foot technology.
Ben Stokes no ball in Ashes first Test reveals malfunction in front-foot know-how.

LAHORE: Pointing out a malfunction in front-foot know-how  throughout the first Ashes Test of the season between Australia and England on the Gabba, Pakistan’s legendary former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Thursday stated that at the least 14 no-balls have been missed by on-field umpire in simply 5 overs.

Taking to Twitter, Shoaib Akhtar says, “As many as 14 no-balls [were] missed by on-field umpire in 5 overs. Theek hai ji #Ashes.”

According to report revealed in  ESPNcricinfo, England right-arm fast-medium pacer Ben Stokes was denied a wicket in his first over again in Test cricket when he bowled David Warner with a no-ball. (*14*), the on-field umpire requested for the third umpire’s assist and the TV umpire adjudicated that he had overstepped.

It quickly transpired that the bowler had overstepped on the primary three deliveries of the over as effectively – however a damaged system meant they weren’t known as by the third umpire beneath the brand new protocols.

Later, it was confirmed that the front-foot know-how had gone down earlier than the match began so this Test is being performed beneath the earlier enjoying circumstances the place solely wicket-taking deliveries are checked.

Host broadcaster Channel Seven later confirmed that in Stokes’ first 5 overs there had been 14 no-balls with just one known as on subject.

It is pertinent to say right here that the ICC first trialled the usage of the TV umpire monitoring the entrance line each supply in 2019 and it was used for the primary time in Test cricket when England performed Pakistan in 2020.

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