cricket umpiring Essay

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Broden McMillen Year 11 PE Issues Analysis Essay I have decided that the topic I will be discussing for my issues analysis essay will be “Is there too much technology involved in cricket umpiring”? Within this essay I will be discussing key points like ‘for’ and ‘against’ my issue, criticism and more. In international cricket matches the third umpire (or TV Umpire) is an off-field umpire who makes the final decision in questions referred to him by the two on-field umpires. Television replays are available to the third umpire to assist him in coming to a decision. An on-field umpire can, at his own discretion, use a radio link to refer any close decision concerning dismissals (catches, run outs or stumpings) or boundaries to the third umpire. Now although this sounds like a good idea, over the years there has been contemplation on whether the third umpire should even be apart of our modern game of cricket. I believe that in today’s society it is almost impossible to avoid the third umpire because of the evolution of technology is just so remarkable it would just be a matter of time until we adopted it into our game. Cricket isn’t just the only game who has a third umpire or video referee. Rugby Union uses a video referee or a ‘television match official’ (TMO) to determine whether a try or goal has been scored. The same fundamentals are used by Rugby League but the ‘video ref’ can make such judgments as knock-ons, obstructions and hold-ups. Ice Hockey and Field Hockey use the video referee to determine whether or not a goal has been scored. Replays are now used, at the umpire's discretion, for run outs, stumpings, hit wickets and bump balls, and, if both umpires are unsighted, to judge whether a catch has been taken cleanly. But in recent seasons TV has added a strike zone to help assess LBW appeals, the snick-o-meter to capture the sound of an
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