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The International Cricket Council is going to experiment with earpieces for the men in white coat during the forthcoming Champions Trophy in England in the month of September . It will help them to pick up audio from the stump microphone so as to judge them to hear bats snicking deliveries . With the ICC bringing about constant changes so as to make effective use of the technologies available at hand , it is indeed interesting to peep into details of similar metamorphosis which took place in international cricket over the last decade

*No ball and match referee : The opening test match between India and Australia at the Woolloongabba Stadium in Brisbane in 1991-92 season , witnessed Manoj Prabhakar becoming the first bowler to be no-balled under new ICC legislation prohibating more than one bouncer at each batsman in the same over . This was also the first test match to be played under the jurisdiction of a referee appointed from the ICC panel .former England captain Mike Smith being the first to hold this office .

*Third umpire : England's Dicky Bird , the first umpire to appear under National Grid's sponsorship , equalled Frank Chester's record by officiating in his 48th test during India-Zimbabwe one-off test match at Harare during 1992-93 season . The two local umpires - K.Kanjee and Ian Robinson - stood on alternate days during five-day match .

*First third umpire verdict : The opening test match between India and South Africa at Durban during 1992-93 season , was the first in which television replays monitored by a third umpire off the field were called upon to adjudicate in line decisions . Sachin Tendulkar becoming the system's first victim . However , in the very next match at Johannesburg , Jonty Rhodes , when on 28 and then eventually making 91 , was fortunate to escape being run out when West Indies' Steve Bucknor refused to call for the third umpire verdict on a replay which showed him to be out by at least six inches .

*Lbw decision by the third umpire : The early stages of the ICC Champions Trophy in Colombo in 2002 were dominated by technology , as Pakistan's Shoaib Malik became the first victim of an lbw decision deferred to the third umpire . The frequent requests for arbitration did slow the game down , but it was worth it when glaring gaffes were avoided . The experiment largely worked properly . However , after the tournament , the ICC announced that the use of technology would not be extended : lbw decisions would revert to being a matter solely for the on-field umpire . With technology playing such an important role - in judging run outs , stumpings , clean catches , boundary and over boundary runs , hit - wickets - whenever referred by the men in the middle to the third umpire who is equipped with all gazets at his disposals , it now remains to be seen what more changes are incorporated in the armoury of umpires .

 
 
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