The fans from all over the world know that cricket is an entertaining game. Cricket is a world-class game which captures the hearts and souls of many across the world. People die (not really) to watch this game; they literally starve to enter the gates of the stadium where a match is played. Hence in recent times, the popularity of fantasy cricket is logical.
Can you guess, in cricket who is the crucial player without ball and bat? Umpire! There are three different types who are the keen watchers of the game. Your daily fantasy cricket scoreboard relies on their wise decisions during the crucial moments of any cricket match.
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An umpire in cricket plays crucial role. This word ‘Umpire’ came from Old French word ‘Nompere‘ which means not equal, i.e. not a member of one of the teams. He is the one who has the authority to make decisions on the cricket field, according to the International Laws of Cricket under ICC. Apart from making decisions about delivery laws, wicket appeals, conduct, legalities involved and the manners in the game, the umpire has a track of all the records. It involves all the deliveries and announcements of the conclusion of an over.
Duties of the umpire
The umpire makes sure that the game is conducted properly and the equipment used is strictly according to laws. They also ensure that the wickets are appropriately pitched, whether the ground is fit for playing and whether the light is appropriate or not. Umpires make numerous and regular inspections of the ball condition.
If there is any row regarding the use of the ball, the umpire has the right to change the ball after discussion and the ball must be of similar condition to that in use. An umpire might consult with the other umpire on a point of fact which the latter may have been in a better position to see and shall then give his choice. If the doubt remains after discussion, the choice shall be given in favour of the batsman. All disputes shall be determined by the umpires. The umpire’s decision is final and he can alter his decision.
The third umpire is an off-field umpire who usually gives his decision when the on-field umpires are unsure. The third umpire sits off the field, with a television replay monitor. The field umpire can use his discretion to refer a close decision to the third umpire to refer to dismissal of a batsman, catches or boundaries via a wireless set or a signal light system.
The third umpire looks at various TV replays from different angles and comes to a conclusion by pressing the appropriate signal. A red light indicates that the batsman is out and a green one otherwise. When the TV umpire too is unable to get a clear picture, the benefit of the doubt again goes to the batsman. Over the years, the TV umpire has been asked to assist in dismissals such as run-outs, stumped, caught and hit-wicket.
- Umpire waves arm for a four
- Umpire raises both arms for a six
- Umpire raises index finger for out
- Umpire extends arms for wide ball
- Umpire extends one arm for no-ball
- Umpire raises an open hand for bye
- Umpire touches a raised knee for leg-bye
- Umpire crosses wrists below waist to signal dead ball
- Umpire touches the shoulder for short run
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