APPENDIX 6

Third Umpire TV Replay System – Playing Conditions

1 General
1.1 The camera specification set out in Appendix 6A are provided as a minimum requirement.

1.2 The home Team is to ensure that a separate room with uninterrupted view of the entire playing surface is provided for the third umpire and that the third umpire has access to a television monitor and direct sound link with the television broadcast director to facilitate as many replays as possible as is necessary to assist him in making a decision.

1.3 In the circumstances detailed in Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 below, the on-field umpire has the discretion whether or not to refer the appeal to the third umpire for a decision or, in the case of 3.1, 5 and 6 to consult with the third umpire before making the decision and should take a common sense approach.

Players may not appeal to the umpire to use the referral/consultation system - breach of this provision would constitute dissent and the player could be liable for discipline under the IPL Code of Conduct.

1.4 The third umpire shall call for as many replays from any camera angle as is necessary to reach a decision. As a guide, a decision should be made within 30 seconds whenever possible, but the third umpire shall have discretion to take more time in order to finalise a decision if necessary.

1.5 The third umpire shall only have access to TV replays for the provisions of paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 below. Other technology which may be in use by the broadcaster for broadcast purposes (Hot Spot, ball tracking, Snicko) shall not be permitted.

2 Run Out, Stumping and Hit Wicket Decisions

2.1 The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer an appeal for a run-out, stumping or hit-wicket to the third umpire.

2.2 An on-field umpire wishing to refer a decision to the third umpire shall signal to the third umpire by making the shape of a TV screen with his hands.

2.3 The third umpire’s decision shall be conveyed by display on the big replay screen. Should the third umpire be temporarily unable to respond, he will communicate this fact to the on-field umpires via two-way radio and the decision will be taken by the on-field umpire.

2.4 In the case of a referral of a hit wicket or stumping decision, the third umpire shall first check the fairness of the delivery (all modes of No ball except for the bowler using an illegal action, [for clarity, a specific type of banned delivery can be reviewed and called no ball]). Additionally, if the third umpire finds the batsman is out by another mode of dismissal (excluding LBW) or not out by any mode of dismissal (excluding LBW), he shall notify the on-field umpire so that the correct decision is made.

3 Caught Decisions

The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer an appeal for a caught decision to the third umpire in the following circumstances:

3.1 Clean catches

a) Should the bowler’s end umpire be unable to decide whether or not a catch was taken cleanly, he shall first consult with the square leg umpire.

b) Should both on-field umpires require assistance from the third umpire to make a decision, the bowler’s end umpire shall firstly take a decision on-field after consulting with the other umpire, then he shall consult by two-way radio with the third umpire. Such consultation shall be initiated by the bowlers end umpire to the third umpire by making the shape of a TV screen with his hands, followed by an ‘out’ or ‘not out’ signal made with the hands close to the chest at chest height. Following such consultation, the final decision will be made and given by the bowler’s end umpire, who will take into account the on-field umpires’ initial views and any other advice received from the third umpire. If the third umpire advises the replay evidence is inconclusive, the on-field decision communicated at the start of the consultation process shall stand.

c) The third umpire has to determine whether the batsman has been caught. However, when reviewing the television replay(s), the third umpire shall first check the fairness of the delivery (all modes of No ball except for the bowler using an illegal action, [for clarity, a specific type of banned delivery can be reviewed and called no ball]).Additionally, if it is clear to the third umpire that the batsman is out by another mode of dismissal (excluding LBW) or not out by any mode of dismissal (excluding LBW), he shall notify the on-field umpire so that the correct decision is made.

d) The final decision shall be indicated in the normal fashion by the bowler’s end umpire.

3.2 Bump Ball

Should the bowler’s end umpire be unable to decide whether a catch was taken from a bump ball or not, he shall first consult with the square leg umpire.

b) Should both on-field umpires be unable to make a decision, the bowler’s end umpire shall be entitled to refer the decision to the third umpire to review a TV replay(s) of the batsman’s stroke as in Paragraph 2.2.

c) The third umpire has to determine whether the ball was a bump ball or not. However, when reviewing the television replay(s), the third umpire shall first check the fairness of the delivery (all modes of No Ball except for the bowler using an illegal action, [for clarity, a specific type of banned delivery can be reviewed and called no ball]) and whether the batsman has hit the ball. If the delivery was not a fair delivery or if it is clear to the third umpire that the batsman did not hit the ball he shall indicate that the batsman is not out and, in the case of an unfair delivery, advise the on-field umpire to signal no ball. See also Paragraph 8 below. Additionally, if it is clear to the third umpire that the batsman is out by another mode of dismissal (excluding LBW) or not out by any mode of dismissal (excluding LBW), he shall notify the on-field umpire so that the correct decision is made.

d) The third umpire shall communicate his decision by the system as in Paragraph 2.3.

4 Boundary Decisions

4.1 The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer to the third umpire for a decision about whether the fieldsman had any part of his person in contact with the ball when he touched or crossed the boundary line or whether a four or six had been scored. A decision is to be made immediately and cannot be changed thereafter.

4.2 An on-field umpire wishing the assistance of the third umpire in these circumstances shall communicate with the third umpire by use of a two-way radio and the third umpire will convey his decision to the on-field umpire by this method.

4.3 The third umpire may initiate contact with the on-field umpire by two-way radio if TV coverage shows a boundary line infringement or incident as envisaged under this paragraph that appears not to have been acted upon by the on-field umpires.

5 Obstructing the Field

a) Following an appeal from the fielding side, the on-field umpire shall be entitled to consult with the third umpire if he feels that the batsman has obstructed the field.

b) The bowler’s end umpire shall firstly take a decision on-field after consulting with the other umpire (if necessary), then he shall consult by two-way radio with the third umpire. Such consultation shall be initiated by the bowlers end umpire to the third umpire by making the shape of a TV screen with his hands, followed by an ‘out’ or ‘not-out’ signal made with the hands close to the chest at chest height.

c) Following such consultation with the third umpire, the final decision shall be indicated in the normal fashion by the bowlers end umpire. If the third umpire advises that the replay evidence is inconclusive, the on-field decision communicated at the start of the consultation process shall stand.

6 Batsmen Running to the Same End

6.1 In the event of both batsmen running to the same end and the umpires are uncertain over which batsmen made his ground first, the on-field umpire may consult with the third umpire.

6.2 The procedure in Paragraph 4.2 shall apply.

7 Ball Hitting the Spydercam

7.1 The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer to the third umpire for a decision as to whether the ball has been in contact with any part of the Spydercam or its cables above the playing arena. A decision is to be made immediately and cannot be changed thereafter.

7.2 The procedure in Paragraph 4.2 shall apply.

7.3 The third umpire may initiate contact with the on-field umpire by two-way radio if TV coverage shows the ball to have been in contact with any part of the Spydercam or its cables above the playing arena as envisaged under this paragraph.

8 No Balls

Following any mode of dismissal that is not permitted off a no-ball, if the on-field umpire is uncertain as the fairness of the delivery he shall be entitled to request the batsman to delay leaving the field and to check the fairness of the delivery (all modes of No ball except for the bowler using an illegal action, [for clarity, a specific type of banned delivery can be reviewed and called no ball]) with the third umpire.. Consultation with the third umpire shall be by way of two way radio. If the delivery was not a fair delivery, the on-field umpire shall indicate that the batsman is not out and signal no-ball. For the avoidance of doubt, the third umpire shall apply clause 24.3 when deciding whether a no ball should have been called.

The references to fairness of delivery in paragraphs 2.4, 3.1(c) and 3.2(c) of Appendix 6 shall all be deemed to include infringement of the fielding restrictions set out in Clause 41.2 along with foot fault, bowler breaking the wicket etc).

APPENDIX 6A

Generic Camera Layout - Basic TV Coverage

1 Wicket to Wicket
2 Follow
3 Wicket to Wicket
4 Follow
5 Square Leg/Mid Wicket
6 Slips
7 Slips
8 Line/Run out Cam
9 Line/Run out Cam
10 Reverse Square Leg/Mid Wicket



APPENDIX 6B

Generic Camera Layout - Third Umpire Coverage

Follow
2 Follow
3 Line/Run out Cam
4 Line/Run out Cam
5 Line/Run out Cam
6 Line/Run out Cam

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