ICC meeting recommends mandatory use of modified DRS versionJune 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council’s chief executives’ committee has recommended a modified version of the Decision Review System (DRS) be made mandatory for Tests and ODIs.
However, the use of the Hawk-Eye ball tracking technology has been kept out of the purview of mandatory use. The use of Hot spot (infra red cameras) and snickometer will be compulsory.
The Indian cricket board, which has been opposing the use of DRS in bilateral series, has agreed to the modified version.
“The Chief Executive Committee today unanimously recommended (to ICC Executive Board) universal standards for the usage of technology in decision-making (Decision Review System) in all Test matches and One-Day Internationals subject to availability and commercial considerations. The agreed standards will include infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices,” ICC said in a statement Monday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement that it has always expressed its willingness to embrace technology for the betterment of the game.
“The BCCI is agreeable to the use of technology in decision-making which will include infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices. However, the current ball-tracking technology, on which the DRS system is based is not acceptable to the Board,” the statement said.
“The committee also agreed that further independent and expert research will be carried out into ball-tracking technology and its accuracy and reliability. The continued use of ball-tracking technology as a decision-making aid will depend on bilateral agreement between the participating Members.”
The committee also approved the Cricket Committee’s recommendation to reduce the number of unsuccessful reviews in ODIs from two to one. “This was a step forward as the game embraces the principles of technology,” the statement said.
BCCI said their view was supported at the ICC meeting.
“The use of the ball-tracking technology as a decision-making aid will depend on the bilateral arrangement between the participating teams,” BCCI said.
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