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Tom Moody calls for specialised third umpires in IPL after questionable decisions

Tom Moody calls for specialised third umpires in IPL after questionable decisions

Australian great Tom Moody has called for specialist third umpires in IPL 2024 after questionable decisions have marred the game

Controversial umpiring calls have rocked IPL 2024. While in general the umpiring have been decent, few calls have raised criticism from the pundits. While third umpires have been making questionable calls, Tom Moody has called for specialist third umpires in IPL matches.

Specialist third umpires in IPL?

In the recent PBKS vs MI clash, third umpire Nitin Menon took a decision that went in favour of the Mumbai Indians. Even commentators were left stunned with the decision. A review for a wide was sent for the big screen, where Nitin Menon made a horror choice.

“Seriously? He (batter) was already outside the off stump. I thought, the lined moved (as the batter moved). That’s touch and go,” said Murali Kartik while commentating during the game.

Former Australian great Tom Moody has called for a specialised third umpires in IPL. He has claimed that multiple questionable decisions has marred the tournament. Thus using specialist third umpires can be a game changer.

“It’s time we considered having specialist 3rd umpires, too many questionable decisions being made. Some umpires are better suited on field, the 3rd umpire requires experience and a certain skill set,” Moody wrote on X.

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