First standalone ICC Women’s World T20 to use DRS

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Chennai, November 8: The Decision Review System (DRS) will make its first appearance at an International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 event in the West Indies.

The Women’s World T20 event, which will be starting from tomorrow, will use DRS, with ball-tracking and edge detection technology, for the first time.

This will also be a standalone Women’s T20 World Cup for the first time and will not be held simultaneously with the men’s edition.

It will give the tournament, which has always been under the shadow of the men’s edition, its own identity and place with all the matches being broadcast live in more than 200 countries.

“Building on the momentum from last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup which broke all viewership records with 180 million people watching the final. It reflects a growing demand for women’s cricket,” the ICC said in a media release.

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19 broadcast partners have confirmed for the event which include Star Sports, Sky Sports, SuperSport, Fox Sports, ESPN, Ten Sports, etc.

The ICC Women’s World T20 is slated to be held from November ( to November 24 in the West Indies.

The Indian team will kickstart their campaign against New Zealand in their Group ‘B’ fixture in Guyana on Fridya.