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Third umpire to call front-foot no-balls during England-Pakistan Test series

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The third umpire will be exclusively responsible for calling the front foot no-balls during the three-match one-day series between England and Pakistan. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed this news on Wednesday.

The governing cricketing body ICC established that the technology will be tried during this Test series before any conclusions are taken on its future use in the longest format of the game.

The third umpire will monitor the front foot landing position after each ball and communicate to the on-field umpire if the delivery was a no-ball. The on-field umpires have been instructed not to call any front foot no balls unless advised to do so by the third umpire. Although they will be responsible for calling all other types of no-ball on the field.

“Front foot no-ball technology to be used in ICC World Test Championship series featuring England and Pakistan, with the support of both teams. Performance of the technology in these Tests will be reviewed before any decisions taken on its future use in Test cricket,” ICC Media tweeted.

The three-match Test series will be played between England and Pakistan. The first Test will begin later today at Manchester and it will also be a part of the World Test Championship.
Last month, the ICC had confirmed, that TV umpires will be calling the front-ball no-ball calls solely in the inaugural ICC World Cup Super League.
The ODI Super League began with the three-match ODI series between Ireland and England.
The ICC had previously tried the technology to monitor the front-foot no-balls in the series between India and West Indies, last year.
The technology was used on a trial basis, in the series between India and West Indies, but the governing cricketing body was pleased with the results and thus, the third-umpires called front-foot no-balls in Women’s T20 World Cup this year as well. 

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