IPL 2021: Soft signal removed in BCCI's updated guidelines

Parth Dhall
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IPL 2021: Soft signal removed in BCCI
IPL 2021: Soft signal removed in BCCI

28 Mar 2021: IPL 2021: Soft signal removed in BCCI's updated guidelines

In a major development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has removed the controversial 'soft signal' rule for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.

Reportedly, the BCCI has eliminated this element in its updated playing conditions for this year's IPL.

The unusual decisions due to soft signal rule recently sparked a debate in the India-England T20I series.

Here is more.

Change: Here is the change in playing conditions for IPL

It is understood that BCCI in its updated playing conditions, accessed by ANI, has stated that the on-field officials won't give soft signals when referring a decision to the third umpire.

"Soft Signal: On-field Umpire giving Soft Signal while referring the decision to the 3rd Umpire will not be applicable," reads the updated playing conditions for IPL 2021.

Ambiguity: Soft signal removed to avoid ambiguity

The decision to remove the soft signal has been taken in order to avoid ambiguity.

This will give the third umpire an authority to make the best-possible decision without considering the call of on-field umpire.

Recently, Indian captain Virat Kohli stated that "the soft signal has kind of created confusion rather than giving clarity to the third umpire".