For the first time in T20 matches, the players will be allowed to review the umpire’s decision of the wide and no-ball using the DRS. It is implemented in the ongoing Women’s Premier League–and it will also be introduced in Indian Premier League 2023.
The Women’s Premier League has started at the Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The final match will be held on March 26, five days after that the IPL will start on March 31. According to a statement in Espncricinfo.
“A player may request a review of any decision taken by the on-field umpires concerning whether or not a batter is dismissed, except ‘Timed Out’ (Player Review), A player may also be allowed to review any decision taken by on-field umpires concerning wide or no-ball.”
The rule of DRS has become very important in IPL and cricket, DRS has been a blessing for the players who are victims of the umpire’s wrong decision. The introduction of DRS to wide and No-ball would be another blessing for the players as it would help to rectify the on-field errors.
The first two games of the WPL have already had players use this new feature. Mumbai reviewed a decision that is called a wide down-the-leg side by the on-field umpire. Mumbai reviewed the decision using DRS and it was overturned. Similarly, Delhi Capitals batter Jemmiah Rodrigues also used such a review for height no-ball in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Women’s Premier League Will Help Indian Players To Deal With The Pressure
India batter Veda Krishnamurthy feels the WPL will present learning opportunities for players in the competition for dealing with crunch situations in a game and it will help Indian players to deal with pressure and reckoned that it will huge advantage for the Indian team.
“It definitely will help a lot of cricketers, especially in aspects such as how to go about crunch situations. That’s been one area in the past for the Indian team where we have failed to get answers when we have been under the pump. But the WPL will present situations where players will understand what needs to be done and that will be a huge advantage for the Indian team,”
Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, UP Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Delhi Capitals are the five teams that will fight for the inaugural championship title in WPL 2023. With the top players from the cricketing world participating in the first edition of WPL, the Women’s Premier League 2023 will be an exciting one.