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PCB to take up Rizwan’s dismissal during Melbourne Test with ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following the contentious dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan in the second Test against Australia, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has opted to address concerns regarding umpiring decisions and the use of technology with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
During the match, the on-field umpire initially rejected Australia’s appeal for a caught behind against Rizwan, but the decision was overturned through the Decision Review System (DRS).

Despite the ‘Snickometer’ indicating a spike just above Rizwan’s wrist, the Pakistan camp expressed dissatisfaction with the reversal of the decision.

A credible insider from the PCB revealed that the board’s head Zaka Ashraf engaged in a discussion with team director Mohammed Hafeez. During their conversation, Hafeez conveyed specific concerns regarding the umpiring decisions and the application of technology in the Melbourne Test, which Pakistan lost by 79 runs.
Consequently, the PCB is prepared to bring these issues to the attention of the global governing body.
All rules and regulations governing cricket and the use of technology on the field is approved by the ICC Executive Board after being vetted by the MCC Cricket Committee and ICC Cricket Committee.
Hafeez was visibly upset during the post-match press conference at the MCG on Friday, while stressing on the need to highlight inconsistent umpiring and the challenges of technology which had influenced the outcome of the Test.
“If you look at the entire game, there were very inconsistent decisions by the umpires. We play this beautiful game of cricket with natural instinct, and we all know the basics of the game.
However, at times, it feels like the focus is more on technology than on the actual cricket being played. I believe this is an area that needs to be addressed,” he Hafeez had said.
The former also reiterated the need for clarity and certainty in the sport.
“I am not against technology in the game. But if it brings doubt and confusion, it is not acceptable. Some decisions were not understandable. The ball hitting the stumps is always out. I will never understand why there is an umpire’s call,” he detailed.
Hafeez said he had a talk with Rizwan and the wicketkeeper batter told him that the ball did not touch his gloves, and there should be conclusive evidence to overturn the decision of the on-field umpire.
(With PTI Inputs)

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