The Decision Review System (DRS) will be used in all matches.Note: The DRS includes:
The process for the referral by the on-field umpires of a decision to the third umpire and/orthe consultation process (between the on-field umpire(s) and the third umpire) initiated bythe on-field umpire(s) as set out in paragraph 2 below and which have been collectivelytermed in these playing conditions as an “Umpire Review”; and
The process initiated by the players for the review of an on-field umpire’s decision (bymeans of a consultation between the on-field umpire(s) and the third umpire) as set out inparagraph 3 below and which has been termed in these playing conditions as the “PlayerReview”.1.2.
Save with the prior written consent of the Chief Executive Officer of the ICC, the Home Boardwill ensure the live television broadcast of all Test matches played in its country.1.3.
Where consent has been granted for the matches not to be broadcast, the Home Board shall stillbe required to ensure that the television camera specifications set out in Appendix 3 areprovided as a minimum requirement and only paragraph 2 (Umpire Review) of the DRS shallapply.1.4.
In all other matches, the Home Board will be required to ensure that the television technologyspecifications set out in Appendix 2 are provided.1.5.
In particular, the Home Board is to ensure that a separate room is provided for the third umpireand that he has access to the television equipment and technology as specified in Appendix 2 soas to be in the best position to facilitate the referral and/or consultation processes referred to inparagraphs 2 (Umpire Review) and 3 (Player Review) below.
In the circumstances detailed in paragraphs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 below, the on-field umpire has thediscretion whether to refer the decision to the third umpire or, in the case of 2.2.(a), to consult withthe third umpire before making the decision and should take a common sense approach.Save for requesting the umpire to review his decision under paragraph 3 (Player Review) below,players may not appeal to the umpire to use the Umpire Review - breach of this provision wouldconstitute dissent and the player could be liable for discipline under the ICC Code of Conduct.The third umpire shall call for as many replays from any camera angle as is necessary to reach adecision. As a guide, a decision should be made within 30 seconds whenever possible, but the thirdumpire shall have the discretion to take more time.2.1.
Run Out, Stumping and Hit Wicket Decisions
The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer an appeal for a run-out, stumping or hit wicketto the third umpire.