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Finally, the ICC is having a widespread trial of the third umpire being the sole judge of front foot no balls in ODI cricket. Well and truly overdue.
Third umpires will adjudicate on overstepping calls in a number of limited-overs series over the next six months | ESPNcricinfo.com
TV umpires may soon become the sole adjudicators of front-foot no-balls, if planned ICC trials prove successful.
The ICC will identify a number of limited-overs series over the next six months for implementing a system where the TV umpire - and not the on-field umpires - will call no-balls for overstepping. The system has been trialled before, notably in the ODI series between England and Pakistan in 2016, but it will be rolled out on a much broader scale this time.
As recently as last November, Ravi was at the centre of a more prolonged spell of missing no-balls. In England's third Test in Sri Lanka, on the third morning in Colombo, Lakshan Sandakan bowled as many as 12 no-balls according to the broadcasters in a five-over spell; the only deliveries that were penalised by Ravi and the other umpires, however, were the ones that allowed Ben Stokes to continue his innings after being caught off them.