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WPL 2023: In A First, Jemimah Rodrigues Uses DRS To Review No Ball vs RCB

In A First, Jemimah Rodrigues Uses DRS To Review No Ball vs RCB: We have seen the ball-tracking system in cricket, but in the Match number 2 of the 2023 Women’s Premier League (WPL), between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, fans got to see the first-ever ball tracing system that was used to determine whether the ball was a waist height full toss or not.

In the first in cricket, in the WPL 2023 the players are allowed to use the DRS for reviewing wides and no-balls.

Then, adding to this, there was a ball tracing system – similar to the ball-tracking system, but instead of checking the lbw, the DC batsman Jemimah Rodrigues opted it for waist-height full-toss.

RCB seamer Megan Schutt bowled a full-toss to Jemimah Rodrigues, who crouched low to play the ball. The leg-umpire didn’t signal a no-ball so Jemimah took the DRS.

While Jemimah’s appeal didn’t change the original decision – she had already crouched low when playing the shot and the ball tracing showed that in a normal batting stance at the crease, the ball would have been on her pads – fans got to see this different angle of ball tracking.


The WPL 2023 is the first competition to allow players to review wide and no-ball decisions using DRS, and it has been learned that it will be implemented in the upcoming IPL 2023 too.

“A player may request a review of any decision taken by the on-field umpires concerning whether or not a batter is dismissed, with the exception of ‘Timed Out’ (Player Review),” the WPL playing conditions said. “A player may also be allowed to review any decision taken by on-field umpires concerning wide or no-ball.”

Until the WPL, cricketers could only review on-field decisions for caught and lbw dismissal, but from this year’s WPL and IPL players can review wide and no-ball. These reviews – for wides and no-balls – will be a part of the two unsuccessful reviews that each team is entitled to per innings. Leg-bye decisions, however, cannot be reviewed using DRS.

The first usage of this new allowance was done by Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur in the tournament opener against Gujarat Giants when she successfully overturned a wide call from the the umpire off the bowling of spinner Saika Ishaque.