London: England spinner Graeme Swann feels India's opposition to the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) in the upcoming Test series could backfire on the world's number one team.
India have rejected the use of UDRS for the four-match series starting on July 21 at Lord's, saying the technology is not fool-proof. As per the International Cricket Council's (ICC) regulations, UDRS can be implemented in a bilateral series only after the consent of the two boards.
Swann reckons the introduction of the technology has helped umpires in their decision making.
"A few years ago not having UDRS would have been a blow but what has happened is that umpires are far happier to give lbws out on the front foot," Swann was quoted as saying by The Mirror....more
05:39 PM, Feb 04, 2008