Implement DRS on permanent basis: DarOctober 4th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 4 (IANS) Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has backed the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) and feels it should be used on a permanent basis to avoid hampering the performance of the umpires.
The DRS has drawn intense debate on its use with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) strongly opposed to its use. The technology has also been criticised for its high costs and limited scope.
The Indian team’s recent tour to England has sparked the DRS debate particularly on the Hot Spot technology.
Dar, a three-time International Cricket Council (ICC) Umpire of the Year, feels the technology will do good to the game and a consistent use of the DRS could prove to be beneficial.
“There’s no issue in using technology,” Dar was quoted as saying in The Express Tribune. “It’s a good addition to the game but the umpires should stop thinking about it when making a decision.”
“The DRS should be applied on a permanent basis. It’s not being used in all series and that affects the umpires’ performance. I believe an inconsistent usage is not good for the game either.”
The 43-year-old, who has officiated in 18 Twenty20s, 67 Tests and 146 One-Day Internationals, feels the implementation of new rules, which came in effect from October 1, will force umpires to be on their toes.
The amendments includes two new balls in an innings, redefined period of Powerplays, penalty for a batsman for obstructing the field and a ban on the use of runners among other changes.
“I feel my responsibility has increased and we need to be more focused,” he said.
“The team was allowed a runner because the tournament was played on the previous playing rules. Umpires may face such situations after the rule changes and that’s an increased burden.”
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