Mohammad Hafeez requests ICC to show toss result using spider cam for transparency in cricket
Mohammad Hafeez revealed he conveyed the same to ICC Tournament director in 2012.
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Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bring more transparency in cricket by showing the toss result to the fans through cameras available in the ground. Speaking on a Pakistan news channel, Hafeez shared an incident from 2012 when he was captaining Pakistan and had a conversation with the tournament director of the ICC.
The former all rounder had suggested to show the toss result by zooming in on the coin using the spider cam.
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Notably, during the toss only the Match referee follows the coin after it falls on the ground and declares the result of the toss. The practice has been often criticised by some section of fans who doubt the credibility of the toss.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has got a massive hit as they’ve lost three games on the trot against India, Australia and Afghanistan. The Babar Azam-led side are fifth on the points table with two wins from five matches having four points to their name.
They started their campaign with an 81-run win against the Netherlands and further registered a record-breaking win against Sri Lanka as they chased down the highest target in the history of the ODI World Cup (345/4). Mohammad Rizwan played a magnificent innings of 131* (121) while Abdullah Shafique 113 (103) also scored a brilliant hundred.
Pakistan to next lock horns against South Africa
However, following that, their campaign went haywire as they faced a seven-wicket hammering against arch-rivals India and lost their eighth consecutive game in the ODI World Cup against them. Australia also piled on the misery on the ‘Men in Green’ with a 62-run defeat while Afghanistan rubbed salt into their wounds with a historic eight-wicket win in Chennai.
Also Check: ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table
Pakistan will next face the in-form South Africa who have been on a tremendous run in the tournament so far having won four out of their five matches. They will take some inspiration from their victories against the Proteas in the previous two editions of the cricketing extravaganza (2015 and 2019) as they lock horns with them on Friday, October 27 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.