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World Cup 2015: ICC to air umpire communications during knockouts

ICC to air umpire communications during the World Cup knockout stage

The trial during Australia-South Africa series in 2014 proved to be successful

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that TV umpire communications during decision-making will be available to the host broadcaster, Star Sports, to put to air for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be played between 18 and 29 March.

The ICC held a successful trial during the One-Day International series between Australia and South Africa in November 2014, and it will be introduced for the final seven matches of ICC Cricket World Cup.

The umpire communications can be aired during umpire referrals, consultations and DRS player reviews.

Forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures:

Quarter-finals
Wednesday, 18 March – South Africa v Sri Lanka, Sydney
Thursday, 19 March – India v Bangladesh, Melbourne
Friday, 20 March – Australia v Pakistan, Adelaide
Saturday, 21 March – New Zealand v West Indies, Wellington

Semi-finals
Tuesday, 24 March – Auckland
Thursday, 26 March – Sydney

Final
Sunday, 29 March - Melbourne

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