No Soft Signal rule in IPL

New Delhi, 30/3 (AO Bureau): The brand new season of the Indian Premier League will start on April 9. Ahead of the upcoming season, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has taken a major decision. It has removed the soft signal rule from the IPL. Indian team captain Virat Kohli also demanded that the soft signal rule should be removed as such decisions could change the trend of the match.

The BCCI has decided that the third umpire will not have the authority to send soft signals to the umpire on the field before referring the decision. Earlier, if the umpire used to approach the third umpire for a decision, then he had to give his decision first under a soft signal. Apart from this, now the third umpire will also be able to change the field umpire’s decision of No-ball and Short Run.

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