Originally Posted by Midwinter
Its a game, take the good with the bad and respect the umpire.
The current sytem is simply a ploy for TV to add drama for people who aren't interested in cricket
If it is going to be used, it should be used every single time. To limit its use is a travesty, simply ridiculous.
It gives perference to some batsmen over others i fteh referrals have been used by earlier batsmen. It will influence players averages depending on their position in the batting order.
What will be the long term implications ?
Will the batsman getting reprieved lead to higher scoring games and possibly more draws ?
Will umpires give more not out decisions because they won't want to be shown up as being wrong ?
What will happen when an umpire is shown to be regularly wrong on lineball decisions ?
Any thoughts on these possibilities, or any others you can think of ?
It's not just batsmen that can use it, though. The bowling team gets it as well...