There has been an ongoing debate in the cricket world regarding the increased role of the TV umpire in deciding no-ball calls. Amidst this backdrop, the on-field umpires were guilty of failing to spot several obvious no-balls in the match between Pakistan and Australia currently underway in Brisbane.
The umpires did not call a total of 21 no-balls across two sessions on the second day of the Test where the Pakistani pacers routinely overstepped the line. This eventually culminated into teenager Naseem Shah getting David Warner out on a no-ball leading the third umpire to intervene and call back the batsman.
Shedding light on this bubbling issue, former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones admitted the ICC needed to do something to curb this problem. He sarcastically proposed the addition of another umpire behind the non-striker to check the no-ball more efficiently.
Moreover, Jones emphasized the importance of correcting this mistake early in a bowler’s career. He asked coaches to focus on teaching youngsters to plant their boot inside the permitted line more strictly.