Amid ‘too many questionable’ decisions being made this IPL, Tom Moody calls for specialist third umpires | Cricket News

Apr18,2024



New Delhi: Decision making, especially that of the third umpire, has been very mediocre this season of the Indian Premier League.
Despite having abundant technology at their disposal to assist them, some controversial calls by the umpires have drawn the attention of fans and cricket pundits.
And one such decision was taken by the third umpire Nitin Menon On Thursday, when a wide was sent up for review by the Mumbai Indians batsman in the match against Punjab Kings.

“Really? He (the batsman) was already outside the off stump. I thought, the line moved (as the batsman moved). It's touch and go,” said a stunned commentator. Murali Karthik On-air when umpire Menon ruled in favor of the MI batsman.
And especially amid the questionable calls being made by the third umpire, former Australian cricketer tom moody Suggestions were made for specialist third umpires in IPL matches.
Moody wrote on X, “It is time we considered specialist third umpires, too many questionable decisions are being made. Some umpires are better suited on the field, a third umpire requires experience and a certain skill set. Is required.”

Mumbai Indians scored 192 runs for 7 wickets against Punjab Kings on the basis of second half-century of the season from Suryakumar Yadav (78) and useful contributions from Tilak Verma (34*) and Rohit Sharma (36).



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