DRS

  • Is ICC's new referral system better than the old one? 03-01-2014 11:58 AM

    The International Cricket Council's quest to improve the accuracy of umpiring with technology continues with the new Officiating Replay System (ORS) currently being trialled. ORS, in which a non-match umpire is provided with direct replays during a match, is being tested during the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...
  • ICC trials officiating replay system in cricket 27-12-2013 11:37 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Cricket's governing body on Friday furthered its process of improving the much-debated decision review system by providing direct replays to a non-match umpire, a trial also experimented earlier this year. To improve umpiring decision in international matches, the ICC introduced the Decision Review System (DRS) in 2008 on...
  • ICC to use Snickometer for WI-New Zealand Tests 10-12-2013 12:34 PM

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Real-Time Snickometer (RTS) will be part of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the remaining two Tests between New Zealand and the West Indies to be played in Wellington and Hamilton. The RTS has been included as part of the DRS...
  • Michael Clarke raises doubts over DRS 11-11-2013 09:41 PM

    Melbourne: Australian captain Michael Clarke has raised doubts over the Decision Review System (DRS), which the BCCI has been opposing from the very beginning, saying the controversial technology should not be used if it isn't perfect as it can "distort the process". "The referral system - where captains have two...
  • Ashes umpires face pressure from changed Decision Review System 29-10-2013 02:35 PM

    Sydney: Controversial umpiring punctuated the last Ashes series but match officials may be under more pressure in the upcoming Tests as they grapple with a much-changed Decision Review System (DRS). Tensions involving DRS ran high during England's 3-0 home win this year, with interventions from team and International Cricket Council...
  • Hot Spot had a 'stinker' during Ashes 2013, says Pietersen 25-09-2013 09:49 AM

    London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen declared on Tuesday that Hot Spot "had an absolute stinker" during the Ashes 2013 series, but said that players remain supportive of the technology. The Decision Review System (DRS) came in for criticism during the series, which England won 3-0, with Hot Spot's infra-red imaging...
  • Does controversial DRS needs a rethink? 24-09-2013 11:17 PM

    The former greats of the game - Ian Chappell, Clive Llyod and Shaun Pollock - share their views about the contentious Decision Review System. ...
  • ICC allows two extra reviews after 80 overs 18-09-2013 07:26 PM

    Dubai: Teams will be allowed two additional reviews after 80 overs of an innings in Test matches from October 1, the International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday. The ICC said a team's referrals will be topped-up to two reviews after 80 overs in Test matches where the Decision Review System...
  • DRS gets the backing of former ICC president 05-09-2013 10:42 AM

    Karachi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has backed the decision of the sport's governing body to persist with the Decision Review System (DRS), which according to him has helped in reducing the mistakes of umpires. "I think there are only minor issues now related to the technology used in the...
  • Only one review per innings should be allowed in DRS: Cairns 03-09-2013 03:30 PM

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns feels the Umpire Decision Review System should be restricted to just one usage per innings to prevent it from becoming a "crutch". "The DRS is something that helps the game but I think it needs to be used not as a crutch in...
  • Technological facilities for DRS must: PCB to broadcasters 30-08-2013 10:26 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it mandatory for broadcasters interested in buying rights for the forthcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka to have technological facilities for the Umpires Decision Review System (DRS). The PCB bid committee that will award the rights for the two series to...
  • Trott backs contentious Decision Review System 18-08-2013 04:54 PM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott came to the defence of cricket's controversial Decision Review System (DRS) on Sunday but called for greater "clarity" in the rules governing its use. During the ongoing Ashes series, where England have established a winning 3-0 lead over Australia heading into next week's final Test...
  • Richard Hadlee not in favour of DRS, wants more Tests for NZ 17-08-2013 08:19 PM

    Former New Zealand allrounder Richard Hadlee feels New Zealand will not improve unless they start playing more Test matches home and away. The Kiwis haven't had good last few years, winning just three Tests against the top eight cricket playing nations and Hadlee thinks they need to play more five...
  • Protective coatings can fool Hot Spot, says inventor 10-08-2013 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: BBG Sports, the company that owns the Hot Spot thermal technology used in the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), has called for removal of all the protective coatings from the bats to help the technology perform efficiently while assisting in decisions. BBG Sports released a statement on Saturday...
  • England want apology for cheating allegations 08-08-2013 09:31 PM

    Chester-Le-Street: England captain Alastair Cook has described as "blatant fabrication" the claims that Ashes players have used silicone tape on their bats to confuse Hot Spot technology and he wants an apology. Australia's Channel Nine TV reported on Wednesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was investigating the use of...
  • ICC denies investigating players over silicone on bats 07-08-2013 07:37 PM

    Sydney: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has denied it is investigating players in the Ashes series over alleged attempts by some batsmen to use silicone tape on the edge of their bats to confuse Hotspot technology. Australia's Channel Nine TV reported on Wednesday that the ICC was investigating the use...
  • India will accept DRS when it's foolproof, says Dalmiya 07-08-2013 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: India will accept the Decision Review System (DRS) only when it becomes "foolproof," the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) interim president said in an interview published on Wednesday. India was part of the first-ever Test series featuring the DRS in Sri Lanka five years ago...
  • ICC probes use of silicone tape to confuse Hotspot: report 07-08-2013 03:15 PM

    Sydney: The International Cricket Council (ICC) have launched a probe into allegations some batsmen in the Ashes series have used silicone tape on the edge of their bats to confuse Hotspot technology, Australia's Channel Nine TV reported on Wednesday. The ICC were not immediately available for comment. The ongoing five-Test...
  • After retaining Ashes, Andy Flower asks for DRS improvement 06-08-2013 02:47 PM

    Manchester: England coach Andy Flower allowed himself a rare smile after his side retained the Ashes but the decision review system is prompting headaches and he wants the authorities to sort it out. The tough taskmaster does not tolerate ordinary from his team and the performance of the decision review...
  • Australia have lots of talent: Steve Waugh 06-08-2013 01:31 PM

    In an exclusive interview, CNN IBN's Meha Bhardwaj asks legendary Australian cricketer Steve Waugh about the Aussies' struggles in the current Ashes. ...
  • Australia demand answers from ICC over DRS 02-08-2013 09:10 AM

    Manchester: Cricket's decision review system was further dragged through the mire on Thursday after another controversial decision in the third Ashes Test with the irate Australian board and even Prime Minister Kevin Rudd weighing in. Usman Khawaja was adjudged by umpire Tony Hill to have edged spinner Graeme Swann to...
  • New DRS feed to be tested in third Ashes Test 30-07-2013 11:14 PM

    Manchester: This week's third Ashes Test will see the International Cricket Council trial an independent television feed with the aim of improving its controversial Decision Review System. DRS, designed to eliminate the "howler" by on-field umpires, has been at the centre of several controversial decisions in the first two Tests...
  • ICC planning to give extra reviews 30-07-2013 06:45 PM

    Melbourne: The latest fiasco with the Decision Review System (DRS) in the Ashes has led the International Cricket Council (ICC) to re-think the increase the number of unsuccessful reviews awarded to a team per innings. "DRS has always been a work in progress and it's improving all the time. If...
  • Technology has made umpiring tougher: Simon Taufel 25-07-2013 05:07 PM

    London: Former ICC elite panel umpire, Simon Taufel has warned that decision-making in modern-day cricket has become tougher than last two decades, saying extensive use of high-end technology and reviews put more "pressure" on on-field officials. Taufel also discussed the benefits of the decision review system (DRS), which has come...
  • India have good reasons to oppose DRS: ICC CEO Richardson 18-07-2013 07:49 PM

    London: The BCCI does "have its own reasons" for opposing the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), according to International Cricket Council's Chief Executive Dave Richardson who admitted that the DRS technology was not foolproof yet. The DRS has come under scanner in the wake of the controversial first Ashes Test...
  • MCC backs Chappell call for boards to take over DRS 17-07-2013 10:30 PM

    London: The world cricket committee of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday backed a call from former Australia captain Ian Chappell for the sport's authorities to take complete control of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS). DRS came under fire during England's dramatic 14-run win against Australia in the first...
  • The Ashes: ICC admits umpires made seven errors, but defends DRS 16-07-2013 07:48 PM

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has come out in support of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), which was not found consistent, during the Trent Bridge Test between England and Australia. The ICC conducted a review of the decisions and said that DRS has improved by 5.5 percent since...
  • Former umpire asks to wait for a few more Tests before trashing DRS 16-07-2013 02:05 PM

    Mumbai: Former international umpire Bomi Jamula is wary of trashing the Decision Review System (DRS) which came under the microscope during the just-concluded first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. "DRS is dependent on technology which works well most of the time, but can fail occasionally....
  • DRS lessons from the Ashes opener

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The two most important lessons from the Ashes opener in Trent Bridge are: a) there is nothing wrong with the DRS technology and b) we...

  • Review system in spotlight after Ashes thriller 15-07-2013 08:30 AM

    Nottingham: If ever confirmation was needed the umpire's decision is no longer final, at least at international level, the first Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge provided the proof. An enthralling match, which England won by 14 runs, was beset by controversies over the use of the Decision...