ICC should make DRS mandatory: Ponting

December 27th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting Tuesday fired a subtle shot at the Indian cricket board saying that the decision review system should be compulsory in Test cricket.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has objected to the use of Decision Review System (DRS) since it has doubts about its accuracy and doesn’t accept its use in any series in which India plays.

Ponting said it made no sense that DRS was not used in all Tests and the International Cricket Council (ICC) had to be bold and make it non-negotiable.

“I thought that was the way it was when it first came in, that it was compulsory in every series we played, but apparently not,” Ponting told ABC radio.

“It’s just this one series against India it keeps popping up we are not using this system. As players you want uniformity around the world and you want consistency in the technology … that’s all we are after,” he said.

Both Mike Hussey and then Ed Cowan couldn’t challenge after they were incorrectly given out by umpire Marais Erasmus at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Monday.

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