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Clarke wants consistency with DRS

Press Trust Of India
Dec 21, 2011 at 02:29pm IST

Melbourne: Frustrated with the on and off use of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Wednesday said either technology should be used in all the series or not at all.

Australia enjoyed the benefit of technology in the series against New Zealand but India have refused to allow its use in the upcoming four-Test series Down Under.

It will be Australia's first Test series played without referrals since Ricky Ponting's men toured India last October, and Clarke was categorical in saying that there should be consistency with regard to use of technology.

Clarke wants consistency with DRS

It will be Australia's first Test series played without referrals since Ricky Ponting's men toured India last October.

"I'm not bothered either way. I'd just like to see a broader decision made for every team. I would like to see it either in Test cricket and one-day cricket or in one or the other, or not used at all," Clarke said at the end of Australia's the batting camp ahead of series opener from Monday.

"I find it a little bit inconsistent if we're having it in one series and not having it in the other. I don't mind what the decision is; I'd just like to see it consistent the whole time," Clarke added.

BCCI is adamant on non-use of DRS but official broadcaster Channel Nine would use technology such as Eagle Eye and Hot Spot for the TV viewers.

Clarke though said it would not be much difficult to play without DRS.

"We've only had DRS for a few years so it's no different to how it's been throughout my whole career. At the end of the day, the umpires will do their best to make the right decision. Like us players, I'd love to make a hundred every time I walk out on to the field but it doesn't happen, we make mistakes, we make errors.

"The positive thing is it's going to be consistent for both teams throughout the series. I think that's a real positive thing. Both teams will live with whatever decisions are made throughout the series," Clarke said.

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