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Cricket - ICC for consistency in application of cricket laws

AFP logoAFP 06-10-2015
England's Steve Finn (R) reacts after catching-out Australia's captain Steven Smith for 25 runs off the bowling of England's Adil Rashid on the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, north-west England, on September 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB © Provided by AFP England's Steve Finn (R) reacts after catching-out Australia's captain Steven Smith for 25 runs off the bowling of England's Adil Rashid on the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, north-west England, on September 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB

Cricket's governing body on Monday stressed the need for consistent application of the laws across all formats of the game.

After the International Cricket Council (ICC) held a conference for Elite panel umpires and match referees in Dubai, ICC General Manager Geoff Allardice said it had been useful in understanding the various new laws and their application.

"We spent a lot of time on new laws and playing conditions and making sure that we get consistency in the way we apply them across all the elite panel umpires and all the other international panel umpires around the world," said Allardice, a former Victoria batsman.

The ICC have 12 umpires in the Elite Panel while there are ten umpires in the international panel. "We did a long session on TV umpiring and making sure that we're approaching it the same way across all umpires," Allardice added.

AFP

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