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DRS will feature in Men’s T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman for the first time

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Decision review system will be implemented for the first time in Men’s T20 World Cup.© BCCI

The Decision Review System (DRS) will be introduced in the men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Oman and the UAE, starting this month, after the ICC approves its use in the tournament. The ICC announced the introduction of DRS in the upcoming showpiece in the playing conditions for the event, released earlier this week. The Men’s T20 World Cup will be played from October 17 to November 14. As reported by ESPNcricinfo, each team will get a maximum of two reviews per innings.

The governing body had in June last year confirmed an additional unsuccessful DRS review for each team in each innings of a match across formats, “keeping in mind that there may be less experienced umpires on duty at times” due to the COVID- 19-Related Cause Cause.

Therefore, the number of unsuccessful appeals per innings for each team is reduced to two in the white-ball format and three in Test matches.

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The DRS was previously not a part of the Men’s T20 World Cup as the review system was not implemented in T20s in 2016 when the marquee event was last held.

DRS made its first appearance in an ICC T20I tournament in 2018 at the Women’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. This system was used again in the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

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