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Re: Front foot no-balls
Posted by: gezzaofthemiddle
Date: 29/02/2020 18:04
And contrary to common belief the on-field umpire is certainly not in the best position to make decisions A foreshortened perspective or an obstructed view makes it far more difficult to adjudicate from the bowler's umpire position than from a clear elevated spot we have the advantage of on TV.
As for front foot no balls, they need to be judged by someone in a square-on position to the crease rather than someone positioned behind the stumps.
Umpires are only human and far from infallible, throw in pressure from fielders who are free to appeal for anything without penalty makes it a far from an easy job, for which they receive little credit.
DRS has been of great benefit and works well, even though it often shows umpires to be mistaken, so let's take advantage of all technology available and make the official's job simpler as well as adding to the spectators appreciation of whats going on in the middle.

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