Video FA1832 – Instant Replay System (IRS)

This is a good example, when the initial decision of the officials, on the playing court, can be corrected after to use the Instant Replay System.

Red-10 shoots successfully for a field goal when the game clock signal sounds for the end of the period or game. The 3 points are awarded by the officials. The officials become uncertain as to whether the shot of Red-10 was released after the end of the playing time. The IRS review provides clear and conclusive visual evidence that the ball was released after the end of playing time for the period or game, the basket is canceled.

FIBA Rules 2017 – Art. 46

The crew chief is authorized to approve before the game and use, if available, an Instant Replay System (IRS) to decide before he signs the scoresheet, at the end of the period or extra period, whether a shot for a successful field goal was released before the game clock signal sounded for the end of the period.

Official Basketball Rules Interpretations – February 2018

Instant Replay System (IRS) review

46-2 Example: A1 shoots successfully for a field goal when the game clock signal sounds for the end of the period or game. The 2 or 3 points are awarded by the officials. The officials become uncertain as to whether the shot of A1 was released after the end of the playing time.
Interpretation: If the IRS review provides clear and conclusive visual evidence that the ball was released after the end of playing time for the period or game, the basket is canceled. If the IRS review ascertains that the ball was released before the end of playing time for the period or game, the crew chief confirms the 2 or 3 points for team A.

FIBA Rules 2017 – Art. 9 Beginning and end of a period or the game

9.8. A period, extra period or game shall end when the game clock signal sounds for the end of the period. When the backboard is equipped with lighting around its perimeter, the lighting takes precedence over the game clock signal sound.

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