Cricket Australia is eyeing a third umpire for all WBBL games next season

Cricket Australia will consider introducing third-umpire technology to all WBBL games next season to bring parity between televised and streamed matches.

Inconsistencies in umpiring have been repeatedly highlighted this season, leading to concerns from current and former players.

Hobart Hurricanes opening batsman liezel lee Should have been stumped on 12 against Sydney Thunder on Monday night, but was given not out and finished with 91.

of brisbane heat mignon du prez He was also declared run out in a bizarre manner against the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday night.

With the bells already off, the strikers bowler Amanda-Jade Wellington Removed a stump to get out.

Since he did not have the ball in his hand with which the stump was removed, the AAP has been told that Du Preez should not have been given out.

Melbourne Stars had to face a poor performance against Adelaide last week Rhys McKenna It was clearly visible in the replays that she was in the crease when the bails fell, yet she was given stump out.

Both incidents occurred in streamed matches, meaning there was no third umpire available to adjudicate on them.

CA is understood to have begun internal discussions to resolve the issue for next year. After introducing the decision review system for 24 free-to-air games last year, CA will expand it to include an additional 10 matches next season.

Talks are already underway to install fixed run-out cameras for all other sports, to ensure that a third umpire can be called in every WBBL match.

“We’re always focused on continuous improvement throughout the competition, whether it’s scheduling, players, technology or umpiring,” Big Bash boss Alistair Dobson told AAP.

“Next year is the first year of our new media rights agreement, which will bring with it some further enhancements to the technology and features available at WBBL games.

“We are really optimistic that we will be able to continue to improve and enhance WBBL matches based on the use of technology and decision making.”

CA continues to consider its long-term plans around the league, including potentially reducing 40 regular-season games for next year.

Dobson launched the ‘Stadium Series’ in Adelaide on Monday, with WBBL matches to be played at Adelaide Oval, MCG and SCG later in the tournament.

elise perry Earlier this month there was talk about the ultimate goal of playing most games in front of big crowds in big stadiums.

CA also shares a similar vision, with the possibility of hosting a game at the Gabba next summer as part of a long-term goal of a closer balance between matches at suburban grounds and major stadiums.

Dobson said, “We will look at the success of the Stadium Series after the season and decide if it can be expanded.” “If in the future, more sports are suited to compete in these larger stadiums – our programs, partners and players – I would love to think there is a lot more to come.”

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