Various cricket associations and experts have been divided on the topic of zing bails being used by the ICC in International matches. Zing bails are one of the innovations of the ICC such as the DRS system. While DRS has been a successful implementation of the ICC the use of zing bails has been its self-created problem. Zing bails are illuminated bails which light up when the balls hit the stumps. The lightening up of the bails helps the umpire and the third umpire to know the exact moment the ball hit the stumps. These bails have been under question for long by the cricket experts. Majorly, zing balls didn’t lodge of at a few instances even though the ball hit the stumps and the bails were illuminated. A recent example of this is when in this year IPL, Jofra Archer’s thunderbolt hit Prithvi Shaw’s stumps and they illuminated but the bails didn’t fall off. However, ICC has now decided that it won’t be reviewing the zing bails and they will continue to be used in the matches. As per a source, ICC while deciding on the matter said that zing bails are exactly like the normal bails and were even lighter than then. So them not be dislodged would not have been noticed had the bails not been illuminated. The most recent incident regarding non-dislodging of the bails occurred in ICC world cup 2019. Spinner Adil Rashid might have got one extra wicket as well, as his delivery beat Quinton de Kock and hit the stumps full flush and stumps lighted but the bails didn’t fall off and the spinner missed his chance of a wicket.
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