New DRS rule in WPL: Review even against wides and no-balls, Mumbai Indians used first
The first season of WPL i.e. Vinces Premier League is being played in Mumbai. Five teams are participating in it. This year the first women’s T20 league has started in India with WPL. With this, a new rule has now been added to the game of cricket.
In WPL, now the player can challenge the decision of the umpire’s wide ball and no-ball. In other words, the player can send the decision of wide ball or no ball to the third umpire through DRS. It was first used by Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur in the very first match of the tournament.
What does the law of WPL say
As per WPL rules, players can seek review against any decision given by the on-field umpire. Players are also allowed to review wide or no-ball decisions.
Umpire decides to take revenge
Mumbai’s Saika bowled the last ball of the 13th over to Monica Patel. Monika tries to play a pull shot but misses the ball. The umpire called it a wide ball. Mumbai captain Harmanpreet Kaur took DRS. Ball has been seen in the review from Patel’s glove. After this, the umpire got his decision. Saika Ishaq maidens this over and ends her spell with 4 wickets for 11 runs in 3.1 overs.
Mumbai won the first match
The first season of the Vinces Premier League (WPL) began on Saturday with a match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants. Mumbai beat Gujarat by 143 runs. Batting first after losing the toss, Mumbai Indians scored 207 runs in 20 overs. In response, the Gujarat team could only score 64 runs. Mumbai captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 65 runs in 30 balls.