India vs Australia 2014-15: DRS can be used in event of howlers, says Ravi Shastri
The India team director Ravi Shastri said that the DRS technology can be used in the matter of howlers and with this comment India cricketers’ view on the Decision Review System (DRS) seem to be softening.
Former Indian skipper Ravi Shastri being a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Technical Committee, has told the apex body that his board is ready to use a modified Decision Review System (DRS).
He said that he has always said that a player should not have to request for a review. The matter for them is the range of technology used, by whom and when.
He also said that the idea of the umpire’s call for ‘Leg Before Wicket (LBW)’ was also unsatisfactory. The 52 year old Shastri, said that the Decision Review System (DRS) should be used for howlers as it was firstly introduced and that the call should be made by the third umpire.
Ravi Shastri who scored a double ton at the SCG in Shane Warne’s Test debut long back in the 1991-1992 series, said that there was distrust over the ‘ball-tracking technology’ and that he did not believe it could measure the bounce or turn of the ball on a wicket where that can be so changeable as the match continues.
The Indian cricket team is ready to accept a modified version of the Decision Review System (DRS) without a ball tracker for Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decisions.
He also said that the Indians have pointed that they are interested to accept a system without the ball tracker for LBWs and where the call for a review is not in the control of the players. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni noted after the Brisbane Test which they lost by 4 wickets to go 0-2 down in the 4 match series. They appeared to be on the receiving end when faults were made.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has been for long protesting the technology in spite of a call from the International Cricket Council to have it introduced for all matches.
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