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'I don't think it'll slow things down', Gilchrist on TV umpire for no-balls

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Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist said the introduction of a TV umpire to handle no-balls will not be a major issue.

His remarks came after IPL's governing council on Tuesday said that they can very well introduce an extra umpire to handle no-balls in the next edition of the mega event.

"No, no I don't think it'll slow things down, because they can do it in an instant. I know, I work in broadcast, you can have a replay within five seconds," ESPNcricinfo quoted Gilchrist as saying.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 was affected by poor on-field umpiring calls regarding front-foot no-balls.

"It is pretty challenging for the on-field umpire to look down there, look up there, have everything else going on, said Gilchrist.

"Surely there was a replay last year that showed it was a no-ball [in the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru]," he added.

Traditionally, the IPL is known to last for 45 days. During the weekends, two matches are played in a single day with one game starting at 4 pm with the other starting at 8 pm.

A BCCI source told ANI: "We are looking to play more matches in the evenings and reduce the number of games played during the day. This may even lead to the IPL being played over a larger duration than usual.

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First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 09:42 IST