Richard Kettleborough umpires with a smartwatch in the England Vs Pakistan Test
Richard Kettleborough umpires with a smartwatch in the England-Pakistan Southampton Test. As a result, the ICC’s anti-corruption unit spoke to him separately.
In 2016, the ICC banned the use of smart communication devices, including smartwatches, on the field and in the dressing room during matches in an effort to curb corruption in sports. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has imposed a similar ban on live streaming at county cricket clubs since March this year.
Kettleborough, 46, was seen carrying a smartwatch in his hand during the first session of the Southampton Test. Although he realized his mistake and kept it open and it was not seen after lunch.