Rise of more than seven per cent in correct umpiring decisions due to DRS

March 7th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Bengaluru, Mar 7 (ANI): The International Cricket Council has said that correct decisions in the World Cup have risen from an average of 90.18 per cent to 97.82 per cent thanks to the use of the Decision Review System (DRS).

ICC General Manager David Richardson said that the DRS was working well at the tournament.

He said: “It is a fact that the number of decisions in this event is way above the normal average for ODIs. This is because of the type of wickets that prevail in the sub-continent where the bounce is often lower and where there is a greater amount of turn.

“What it is demonstrating clearly is that the DRS is helping umpires who are maintaining consistently high levels of performance.”

Richardson also clarified that while there had been no change in DRS for when a batsman is struck more than 2.5m from the stumps, there had been a decision among the umpires and match referees for a consistent interpretation. Therefore it was agreed:

When a batsman is originally given NOT OUT, graphics are displayed when the distance from pitching to impact is less than 40cm and the distance from impact to stumps is greater than 2.5m. (ANI)

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