Daniel Vettori. Photo- Getty(1)
Daniel Vettori. Photo- Getty(1)

Last Update on: May 3rd, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Former New Zealand and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Daniel Vettori called for players to be allowed to review decisions regarding wides and height no-balls.

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The IPL 2022 has seen a lot of umpiring howlers that changed the course of the game.

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Lucknow Super Giants all-rounder Marcus Stoinis expressed his frustration for not being awarded wide off Josh Hazlewood in the penultimate over of the chase. As a result, Stoinis lost his focus and wicket as well before LSG lost by 18 runs.

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Delhi Capitals dugout was irked by on field umpires not calling an Obed McCoy over waist full toss to Rovman Powell.

Powell was on an daunting task of hitting six sixes to win the game, he already had clobbered three of the first three deliveries. But the no-ball controversy sparked protests from the Capitals dugout with skipper Rishabh Pant asking the batters to come back.

Rovman Powell asking for a no-ball (Photo: IPL)
Rovman Powell asking for a no-ball (Photo: IPL)

However, Powell continued to play and there was no change in the umpire’s decision. The West Indies all-rounder could manage to score just two runs in the last three deliveries.

In the latest match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, RR captain Sanju Samson was livid with Prasidh Krishna’s two deliveries being called wide balls even though the batter shuffled across the crease.

Players should have some avenues towards rectifying those mistakes: Daniel Vettori stress on DRS intervention

Vettori, who played as well as coached for RCB previously in the IPL, called for reviews on wide and no-ball decisions.

I don’t think there was any thought of it actually being out. Absolutely [players should be allowed to review wides]. The players should be able to decide in such crucial matters,” Vettori told ESPNCricinfo.

Daniel Vettori. Photo- Getty
Daniel Vettori. Photo- Getty

“Today it is a little bit different where it always looked like KKR are going to win. But we have sat here so many times and seen decisions go against bowlers that are so close and the umpire has got it wrong. So therefore the players should have some avenues towards rectifying those mistakes.

“That’s why DRS was brought in: to rectify mistakes. I would like to see that happen. And players are very good judges of that. They get it right more often than not,” he added.

KKR eventually won by seven wickets to keep their IPL 2022 campaign alive while RR suffered a second straight defeat but retained their third position in the points table.

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