Here's the tip: during the first session of the first Ashes Test from Englan... Wales, someone will cop a howler and the commentators will burst into mass blurt: "They should have stuck with the referral system."
The referral system — where players appeal by making a T-sign with their arms — is on trial in [the Windies] and its function will determine whether the review system is adopted permanently.
The England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke has already indicated, however, that he does not want it used for the Ashes.
Clarke has argued that the review system undermines the authority of the on-field officials, a claim supported by former Australian coach John Buchanan but rejected by umpires Daryl Harper of Australia and South Africa's Rudi Koertzen, who are officiating in the West Indies.
That said, the referral system, as it stands, is pants. Players appealing for decisions to be reviewed is ridiculous. Get them out of the frame and have the umpires refer any close call straight to the TV umpire.