After the successful use of the front foot no ball technology in the recent ODI series between India and Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to follow the same system in the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. In this technology, the third umpire will be keeping a check on the front foot no-balls during all the matches of the tournament and hence, the on-field umpires will not focus on the same.
No balls are difficult for umpires to call accurately
"Cricket has an excellent track record of introducing technology to support the decision making of our match officials and I'm confident that this technology will reduce the small number of front foot no ball errors at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup," ICC General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice.
"No balls are difficult for umpires to call accurately, and even though the percentage of deliveries that are no balls is low, it is important to call them correctly. Since we first trialled this concept in the ODI series between England and Pakistan in 2016 the technology has improved significantly, enabling us to introduce it cost-effectively, and with minimum impact on the flow of the game," he added.