06 Aug

TV umpires will call no balls during the Test series between England and Pakistan.

The ICC announced the development on Wednesday morning, ahead of the first match of the three-game series between the sides.

Front-foot no-ball technology has already been implemented in the World Cup Super League, following successful trials.

In a tweet, the ICC said: "Front foot no ball technology to be used in ICC World Test Championship series featuring England and Pakistan, with the support of both teams.

"Performance of the technology in these Tests will be reviewed before any decisions taken on its future use in Test cricket."

As part of the system, TV umpires monitor footage and alert their onfield colleagues of any overstepping.

John Stephenson


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