The ICC Women”s World Cup is all set to get a taste of Decision Review System (DRS). It will be for the first time that a Women”s World Cup will see DRS.
The tournament commences on 24 June with a clash between India and hosts England at County Ground in Derby.
ICC CEO Dave Richardson gave a hint that DRS will be used in Women”s World Cup as well in WT20 for both men and women. ICC Women”s T20 World Cup 2018 is going to be played in West Indies while men don”t play the tournament that year. In 2020 both boys and girls are scheduled to play the tournament down under.
“The Board confirmed in the meetings that we will use DRS for the Champions Trophy and the Women’s World Cup previously we didn’t use DRS for Women’s event now we are going to use it in all the televised games of Women’s World Cup,” said Richardson.
“In addition to that for the World T20 both Men and Women we will use the DRS. That means it will impact the Women’s World T20 in 2018 scheduled for the West Indies which will be the first time that it happens and after that in Australia in 2020,” he said.
“The aspect of whether we should use DRS in bilateral T20 cricket is still to be discussed by the cricket committee and also it will be considered by the chief executives whether they want to adopt it anyway in the meantime until the cricket committee decides whether they want to use it on a bilaterally agreed basis,” said Richardson.
However, DRS will be used for only 10 out of the 21 matches in the world cup that will be broadcasted on television.
List of the matches in which DRS will be used
Saturday, 24 June – England v India, Derbyshire
Wednesday, 28 June – South Africa v New Zealand, Derby
Sunday, 2 July – India v Pakistan, Derbyshire
Wednesday, 5 July – Sri Lanka v India, Derby
Sunday, 9 July – England v Australia, Bristol
Wednesday, 12 July – Australia v India, Bristol
Saturday, 15 July – England v West Indies, Bristol
Tuesday, 18 July– Semi Final 1
Wednesday, 19 July– Semi Final 2
Sunday, 23 July – Final
– by Atharva Apte