DRS to feature for the first time in men’s T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman

The Decision Review System

The DRS will be used for the first time in the upcoming men’s T20 World Cup beginning this month. International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted its usage in the event and each team can take two reviews per innings.

The Decision Review System (DRS) will be available in the men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Oman and UAE which will begin on 17 October. 

Earlier this week, ICC announced the playing conditions and the introduction of DRS for the upcoming T20 World Cup. 

According to changes, each team will get a maximum of two reviews per innings.

The governing body has announced last year an additional unsuccessful DRS review for each team in every innings of a match across all formats. 

“Keeping in mind that there may be less experienced umpires on duty at times”

owing to COVID-19-related reasons.

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So, the number of unsuccessful appeals per innings for each team has increased to 2 within the white-ball matches and three in test matches.

The ICC body announced the minimum number of over’s to be considered if the matches get delayed due to rain interruption. 

For the group matches at the mega event, each team will need to play for a minimum of five over’s for the decision of the match by the DLS method. 

And for the Semi-final and Final, each team will need to bat the 10 over for match result by DLS method.

DRS was not utilized in the past men’s T20 World Cup because the review system was not applicable in T20s in 2016 when the last event was held.

The first time the DRS was utilized was at the 2018 women’s World Cup in the Caribbean where they had only one review. 

This system was again used at the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.