Ford suggests Use of technology for front foot no ball decisions- Graham Ford expressed his opinion about the use of technology in judging front foot no ball. As the decision of Nuwan Pradeep’s overstepping from umpire was proved wrong by the replays reactions on which emerged out.
The Sri Lankan coach referred this issue when Alex Hales, who played major role in building huge score of 233 runs in their second innings of test cricket against Sri Lanka, was bowled out by Nuwan, but umpire nodded with negation by claiming overstepping from the right hand fast medium bowler.
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Umpire’s false verdict at that moment would have been the game changer if Hales would have given out. But the mistake in seeking whether the pacer has overstepped or not saddened the entire nation watching live telecast of this confrontation at Lord’s.
Supporters of Sri Lankan team protested against this quick and incorrect decision by unfurling the national flag in dressing room. Team management sitting at that place to backed the silent protest.
Flags were taken down after MCC informed management that no flags or banners are allowed at Lord’s. Graham Ford took aggressive stance on this issue and the reluctant former cricketer expressed his opinions openly.
He stated that further such situations can arise in future and the decision makers need to be more conscious about giving verdicts on any appeal. Technology will beautify the way of deciding any such appeal from teams playing cricket match.