TATA IPL 2023: BCCI now allows player to take DRS for wide and no-balls; New Rule introduced in WPL

Using reviews for wides and no-balls will now be permitted in the upcoming season of the IPL, which is a welcome change for the game, as it is in the ongoing Women’s Premier League. Not only will this ensure more accurate decisions, but it will also be interesting to see the roles of the umpires – as it undoubtedly diminishes their role.

“A player may request a review of any decision taken by the on-field umpires concerning whether or not a batter is dismissed, with the exception of ‘Timed Out’ (Player Review),” the WPL playing conditions said. “A player may also be allowed to review any decision taken by on-field umpires concerning wide or no-ball.” (Reports).

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The no-ball review gained attention after Delhi Capitals batter Jemimah Rodrigues used it against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The incident occurred during the final over of the first innings, when Rodrigues took the DRS against RCB’s Megan Schutt after bowling her a full-toss on the third delivery and the batter connected a boundary at backward square leg. She mistook it for above the waist and used the special DRS introduced by the BCCI in the Women’s Premier League.