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This is bound to go down as welcome news for well-wishers and stakeholders of Indian cricket, as the BCCI is likely to approve the usage of Decision Review System (DRS) for the upcoming test series against England. With umpiring errors causing a lot of damage to the eventual outcome of the game in the recent past, the BCCI was under tremendous pressure to use DRS. The previous administration of the BCCI, headed by the now ICC President Shashank Manohar, was stringently against using technology in order to correct the umpires’ decisions.
The appointment of Anurag Thakur as the BCCI chairperson, though, seems to have done the trick, as the world’s richest cricketing body is now eager to opt for DRS in the highly anticipated series between the two sides. Thakur in his press conference a few weeks ago had admitted that the board was “open” to using DRS in the near future.
The recent test series against New Zealand saw quite a few close decisions going against the bowlers. The Indian bowlers were on the receiving end of a few of these decisions. With a massive 5 match test series against England on cards, opting for technology will be an apt measure.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli too recently hinted, that he wasn’t ruling DRS out of the equation completely. “We will certainly look to probably introduce the DRS in the future,” Kohli said. “These are the things we have discussed. These are things we have had meetings on. Because there were some areas that we felt can be debated. Especially ball-tracking and Hawk Eye. “But, all in all, I personally feel these things can be discussed and debated on.”