Sporting News – The series-deciding ODI in Hobart between Australia and South Africa has been tipped on its head after the tourists took an illegitimate advantage as captain Faf du Plessis bypassed strict ICC laws around the Decision Review System.

Summary

  • The series-deciding ODI in Hobart between Australia and South Africa has been tipped on its head after the tourists took an illegitimate advantage as captain Faf du Plessis bypassed strict ICC laws around the Decision Review System.
  • The on-field umpire should provide the player with a prompt after 10 seconds if the request has not been made at that time and the player should request the review immediately thereafter.
  • According Appendix D, Section 3 of the ICC rules, ”only the batsman involved in a dismissal may request a Player Review of an Out decision and only the captain (or acting captain) of the fielding team may request a Player Review of a Not out decision.”
  • By law, du Plessis had no right to intervene, and Miller had to be the batsman to make a signal to the umpire.
  • Since the reviewing controversy, both Miller and du Plessis clocked up half-centuries and look on track to reach respective tons in a formidable 171-run partnership at the time of publishing.


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