The ninth Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20, which is expected to begin on January 6, is ready to utilise the Additional Decision Review System (ADRS).
The trusted mechanism for reviewing on-field umpires’ decisions, the DRS (Decision Review System), will be replaced by the ADRS.
The BPL Governing Council was unable to bring DRS to the table like it did in the previous edition because key components like Hawk-eye and virtual-eye are currently unavailable. When DRS was not available after eight games in the previous BPL, ADRS was used instead.
“Hawk-eye and virtual-eye technologies are not available at this time. Virtual-eye is usually imported from Australia and New Zealand. And if Hawk- eye is brought, they have to be confirmed first,” BPL Governing Council Member Secretary Ismail Haider Mallick told the reporters here today after an internal meeting.
DRS was utilized in the final four games of the previous edition. Mallick made sure that DRS would be employed in knockout games like qualifiers, eliminators, and finals in this edition as well.
“We will get full DRS in the knock out matches like eliminator and final match because at that time all of the technologies will be available.”
Prior to the development of DRS technology, ADRS was mostly utilized. Here, the shaded region denotes the ball’s pitch and impact locations.
In addition, a sharp photograph will be taken to show if the ball has actually struck the wicket or not. Since there is no Ultra Edge or Snickometer, the third umpire will essentially base his judgement on the sound of the stump mic and TV replays. He has a significant function to perform in addition to the on-field umpire.
Each team may choose a maximum of two unsuccessful reviews in this situation. There will be a 15 second wait. Teams can’t challenge everything here, just like DRS. Only LBW choices are subject to scrutiny.