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Umpity’s DRS colours the off, in line, and leg side areas of the pitch in the video under review, and superimposes a virtual representation of the batter’s stumps. The umpire can then always see the position of the ball in relation to the wickets – even if the batter is standing in the line of sight.
The LBW Wizard is great for player umpires in particular – they answer a few yes or no questions about the delivery and are quickly guided to the correct decision while minimising disruption to play.
It just couldn’t be simpler.
Umpity provides grade cricketers with a taste of Test cricket’s Decision Review System (DRS). Umpity’s DRS allows players to challenge dismissal decisions and ask for a review. In amateur cricket this will help ensure grade cricketers get the runs and take the wickets that they deserve!
A fielding team may dispute a “not out” decision and a batting team may use it to dispute an “out” decision. The fielding team captain or the batter being dismissed has 15 seconds to invoke the challenge by signalling a “T” with the arms or arm and bat. A challenge can only be used in situations that did or could result in a dismissal.
Umpires might also use Umpity to review close line calls (to determine run-outs, stumpings and no-balls), or for appeals for caught where neither umpire is sure if a catch was made.
Once a challenge is invoked and agreed, the appropriate umpire reviews the relevant delivery recorded by Umpity. The umpire reports to the players whether his/her analysis supports or contradicts the original call, or is inconclusive. The umpire then makes the final decision: either re-signalling a call that is standing or revoking a call that is being reversed and then making the corrected signal. Only clearly incorrect decisions are reversed; if the umpire’s analysis is within established margins of error or is otherwise inconclusive, the umpire’s original call stands.
Each team can initiate referrals until they reach the limit on unsuccessful reviews. This limit is two unsuccessful review requests per innings during a four innings match, and one unsuccessful review request per innings during a One Day or T20 match. The number of reviews available for a team in a four innings match can be topped-up to two after 80 overs.
If the on-field decision remains unchanged because the DRS is inconclusive, the team will not lose its review.
Privacy laws and regulations around videoing people will vary from one jurisdiction to another. Users should ensure their video recordings are made in accordance with their local laws and regulations.
Umpity has a built-in video consent process you might use to document players giving their consent to be recorded.
Ideally, local Clubs and Associations would require all players to provide the necessary consents to be videoed as part of a yearly sign-on form.
We will have an Android version available soon.