In Cricket, we come across so many instances in which a batsman gets called out, and then is changed to not-out because the replay shows the bowler bowled a no-ball. Has the inverse instance ever happened, where an on-field umpire signals no-ball and it is overturned after replay?

If yes, what happened to the Bowl bowled?

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This cannot happen under the ICC Playing Conditions as it would be incredibly unfair to the batsman. Imagine the scenario:

  • Umpire calls "no ball".
  • The batsman, hearing the call, goes for a big hit they wouldn't otherwise have done, as they know they cannot be dismissed.
  • The batsman skies the ball and it is caught by the fielder.
  • The fielding side appeal, and the batsman is out.
  • when decision is overtuned after replay because of no-ball, it is loss to Fielding Team :)
    – Forte Zhu
    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:44
  • Yes, it's a loss. But the fielding team will not have changed their actions due to the call, so it's not unfair.
    – Philip Kendall
    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:46
  • But, it will definitely affect the mentality of fielding team,if the wicket is of a good(set) player.:(
    – Forte Zhu
    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:53
  • Seems like you could have a result such as 'ball is rebowled', no?
    – Joe
    Feb 7, 2017 at 19:35

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