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CA chief mocks India's anti-DRS stance

Press Trust Of India
Dec 30, 2011 at 03:20pm IST

Melbourne: Taking potshots at the Indian cricketers for objecting to the Decision Review System (DRS), Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that "some awful decisions" against them could convince the visitors to use the controversial technology.

Before the ongoing Test series against Australia, there were calls for the use of DRS but the Indian cricket establishment, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had stuck to their guns of not using the technology.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) rules require both countries to agree to the use of DRS.

CA chief takes dig at India's anti-DRS stance

James Sutherland was adamant that the DRS should be introduced in all international matches. (Getty Images)

But, Sutherland was adamant that the DRS should be introduced in all international matches.

"The technology is here, the viewers are watching it on TV and we're not using it," Sutherland said.

"Perhaps we need some pretty awful decisions to go against Indian batsmen," he was quoted as saying by The Age.

He said he is hopeful that the Indians will agree to the use of DRS in the near future.

"My sense after talking to Indian administrators is that there are a couple of players within the Indian team who don't have a lot of confidence in DRS. I suspect that is perhaps a reason why the BCCI haven't seen themselves in a position to really approve it at this stage," Sutherland said.

"It's a fact - the number of decisions that were correct have increased with the introduction of DRS and I think the entertainment value of cricket has increased as a result of DRS," he said.

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