Neutral umpiring to be reintroduced by ICC

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In some recent updates by the ICC, the body is all set to reintroduce neutral umpiring in the next cycle of cricket events.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 2 years, home umpires were being used to curb infection.

But, this umpiring has had a vast impact on the way the teams have performed and the ICC has decided to do away with home umpiring now.

Greg Barclay revealed in an interview that the committee had a meeting on the issue two weeks ago.

He however did not declare the date as to when the process will restart but has given assurance that it will be very soon.

Barclay was also happy with the way things have gone for Test cricket over the past year.

He said that the introduction of the ICC World Test Championship has given a great impetus to Test cricket.

New Zealand are the current winners of the ICC World Test Championship.

Barclay feels that Test cricket is very important for the cricketing landscape although profile wise T20 still tops the table.

The ICC chairman also spoke about how giving other countries hosting status gives them a huge boost of confidence.

Recently, the ICC decided to give hosting rights to the USA.

Although West Indies will have a larger share of the games, the USA will also benefit from it when they host a few games as well.

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