Aaron Finch has questioned why India and New Zealand each have three reviews for the Test World Cup final, despite neutral referees leading the game. The Australian skipper also endorsed the two checks per team rule in cricket.
Finch discussed the same thing on Twitter, asking why the teams have three ratings each when there is no home umpire running the game.
Later answering a fan question, Aaron Finch said he preferred the two ratings per innings rule but was okay with the additional review change made last year.
The India v New Zealand game will be directed by Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth. With both referees from Great Britain, the WTC final has neutral referees in the game.
Even so, both teams have three ratings per innings. Finch interacted with several other fans and even took part in some cheeky banter about his review record.
What rule does Aaron Finch refer to?
Aaron Finch is referring to the change in regulations introduced by the ICC last year when test cricket resumed after the break enforced by COVID-19.
As COVID-19 resulted in travel restrictions, the ICC temporarily lifted the requirement to appoint neutral officials for a game. To compensate for the possible loss of quality of the referee as a result, they added an additional DRS check per innings for each team.
However, the ICC appears to have adhered to the rule for the World Test Championship final, with both India and New Zealand receiving three ratings per inning. The Kiwis have already used up one of their ratings, with Kane Williamson unsuccessfully checking an LBW call against Rohit Sharma during the first session of the World Test Championship Finals.
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