AUS vs SA: Cricket Australia Will Review The Camera Setup Of The Third Umpire

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Cricket Australia. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Cricket Australia will take into consideration altering how broadcast vision is delivered to third umpires After a disputed not-out decision on day one of the third Test against South Africa in Sydney.

With a low catch in the slips, Simon Harmer appeared to have dismissed Marnus Labuschagne on 70.

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Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne. Image: Twitter

Nevertheless, third umpire Richard Kettleborough determined that the ball had bounced before it reached Harmer’s hands despite the umpire’s mild signal of out.

Kettleborough mostly examined side-on replays of the catch, but when a front-on viewpoint from the Seven Network was shared on social media on Wednesday, it called into doubt the third umpire’s decision.

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Richard Kettleborough (Image Credits: Twitter)

But because the third umpire presently only receives a vision from the host broadcaster, Fox Sports, Kettleborough was unable to access the angle.

“We have a huge number of cameras”: Cricket Australia

Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia, backed the decision made by the referees but also stated that Cricket Australia was committed to completing a review to determine whether or not to provide the third umpire access to footage from both broadcast rights holders.

“The broadcasting of cricket is probably the most complicated of any of the major sports, We have a huge number of cameras. Yesterday was really, really fine margins.  The match referees and umpires are making the best calls they can with the information they have available,” the CEO of Cricket Australia told SEN.
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Australia National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
“It’s something we will think about and have a look at and review. We’ll have a look at it after the end of the Test match”

As bad light and rain conspired to prematurely end the first day, Australia was 147 for two with Usman Khawaja, who averages 98 in Sydney Tests, unbeaten on 54, and Steven Smith yet to score.

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