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ICC chief to inspect third umpire referral system

ICC General Manager Dave Richardson will be in Colombo next week to inspect the infrastructure that has been put in place to operationalise the umpire referral system.

cricket Updated: Jul 20, 2008 15:44 IST

ICC General Manager (cricket) Dave Richardson will be in Colombo next week to inspect the infrastructure that has been put in place to operationalise the umpire referral system which goes on trial during the India-Sri Lanka Test series.

The system will allow cricketers to challenge the umpire's decision to obviate controversies and bring in greater transparency in the game.

"We have 22 cameras installed for the first Test match beginning July 23 and the ICC chief will be taking a look at the infrastructure and the installation of large number of cameras ahead of the Test," a top Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) official said.

The official said Richardson and other officials, including those from Sri Lanka, will be briefed by experts on how to use the system.

Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara said the new system will help in improving decision making though the players will have to show responsibility while challenging any decision.