Sarfraz Ahmed will lead Quetta Gladiators in the first play-off against Peshawar Zalmi and as wicketkeeper he will have to take on the responsibility of making DRS decisions as well © PCB/PSL
The PSL has confirmed that the Decision Review System will be used for the tournament’s three play-off matches starting from Tuesday. The tournament’s chairman Najam Sethi made the decision public by tweeting, “another first from #HBLPSL. DRS to be used in the #HBLPSL play-off matches.”
While the ball-tracking technology Hawk-Eye has been used as a tool by the broadcasters since the start of the PSL, it has not been part of the umpires’ decision-making process. Generally the review system has not been use in T20 cricket at any level. It was only as recently as this month, the ICC chief executives committee gave an in-principle approval for use of DRS for the first time in an ICC T20 tournament in 2018, with one review per team in the Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.
DRS is, however, not expected to be available for the PSL final, which Sethi announced yesterday would be held in Lahore, as the company handling the Hawk-Eye technology will not travel to Pakistan.
Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @Danny61000
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