- Apr 16, 2016
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
It may be AFL Grand Final week, but for the 16 other teams in the league it’s business as usual as they settle into the offseason.
AFL CONSIDERS CRICKET CHALLENGE SYSTEM
The AFL’s score review system (ARC) has been in the firing line all week following a calamitous error during Saturday’s preliminary final between GWS and Collingwood.
Collingwood’s Josh Thomas was awarded a goal in the final quarter despite replays showing the ball was touched by Giants player Lachie Keefe.
The league conceded an error had been made with a statement the day after the game, but now AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has detailed a new addition to the system.
Players could soon have the power to challenge scoring decisions with the AFL considering implementing the changes similar to cricket’s review system.
This one would definitely be sent for review.Source:News Corp Australia
“The AFL is considering a challenge system in score review, much like what we see in cricket,” Tom Morris told SEN’s Sportsday.
“So the players — you’d think in the AFL’s case it would be the captain of the team — having the ability to execute X amount of challenges per quarter or per game, and taking it out of the hands exclusively of the umpires.
“The same applied in cricket. If the umpire wasn’t sure for a while, they’d send it upstairs.”