Decision Review System

  • Umpires have the final say in England vs India series July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: Something rather strange, by modern standards, will happen when either Australia's Bruce Oxenford or Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena raises his finger in the first Test between England and India. For any batsman seeing the timehonoured signal confirming his dismissal will be unable to challenge the decision, just as the fielding...
  • Hope to convince Kumble on DRS issue: Richardson March 21, 2014

    Mirpur: The BCCI might be adamant in its opposition to the Decision Review System but ICC CEO Dave Richardson says the world body is hopeful of changing the Indian stand by first convincing ICC Cricket Committee chief Anil Kumble about the controversial innovation. "Can Kumble convince the BCCI? First of all,...
  • Ashes umpires face pressure from changed Decision Review System October 29, 2013

    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 muchchanged Decision Review System (DRS). Tensions involving DRS ran high during England's 30 home win this year, with interventions from team and International Cricket Council (ICC)...
  • ICC allows two extra reviews after 80 overs September 18, 2013

    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)...
  • DRS gets the backing of former ICC president September 5, 2013

    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 DRS...
  • Only one review per innings should be allowed in DRS: Cairns September 3, 2013

    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 the...
  • Technological facilities for DRS must: PCB to broadcasters August 30, 2013

    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 be...
  • Trott backs contentious Decision Review System August 18, 2013

    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 30 lead over Australia heading into next week's final Test at...
  • Richard Hadlee not in favour of DRS, wants more Tests for NZ August 17, 2013

    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 August 10, 2013

    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 after...
  • ICC denies investigating players over silicone on bats August 7, 2013

    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 of...
  • India will accept DRS when it's foolproof, says Dalmiya August 7, 2013

    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 firstever Test series featuring the DRS in Sri Lanka five years ago but...
  • After retaining Ashes, Andy Flower asks for DRS improvement August 6, 2013

    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...
  • India have good reasons to oppose DRS: ICC CEO Richardson July 18, 2013

    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 between...
  • The Ashes: ICC admits umpires made seven errors, but defends DRS July 17, 2013

    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 201213....
  • DRS once again fails to win over the BCCI: report June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Decision Review System (DRS) has once again failed to enter the BCCI good books after the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee, Anil Kumble, opposed the proposal to make it mandatory during the weeklong annual ICC conference that concludes on Saturday, reported Times of India. Kumble, sources told...
  • I endorse technology if it's foolproof: Sachin Tendulkar June 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is still not sure the Decision Review System (DRS) is close to 100 percent foolproof for him to accept it. When technology is seen as a panacea for all onfield questionable decisions by umpires, Tendulkar says he is all for technology provided it is foolproof. "I...
  • ICC rejects Pakistan's DRS reservations during SA series March 20, 2013

    Karachi: The ICC has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board's reservations about some umpiring decisions and the way the Decision Review System was used in the team's Test series in South Africa. According to sources in the board, the ICC has put down the umpiring blunders to human errors and...
  • PCB to implement DRS for Aus ODI series July 22, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will implement the Decision Review System (DRS) for the one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates next month. A board official said that a sponsorship deal had been nearly finalised that would allow the board to use the DRS technology in the three...
  • ICC will show research on DRS to the BCCI July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The ICC will send a delegation to India to show the research on ball-tracking by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology, after the BCCI's objection resulted in the Decision Review System (DRS) being not put to a vote at the executive board meeting in Kuala...
  • DRS debate lingers as new ICC chief steps in June 28, 2012

    BCCI continues to oppose video technology as New Zealand's Alan Isaac takes over as ICC president. ...
  • ICC board refuses to make DRS mandatory June 27, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: The ICC Board ignored the recommendation of its executive committee to make the use of technology mandatory in Test matches and one-day internationals and voted against the proposal on Wednesday. Last week, International Cricket Council chief executives had recommended that use of the Decision Review System (DRS) be made...
  • No decision yet on universal application of DRS June 27, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: The BCCI again had its say on the content_cnious Decision Review System after the ICC on Tuesday failed to reach a consensus over its universal application following India's opposition to the technology. The issue was discussed in the ICC's Executive Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, but...
  • ICC CEC recommends mandatory use of DRS June 25, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: The International Cricket Council's Chief Executive Committee on Monday recommended mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System [DRS], an innovation that has been consistently opposed by the BCCI, in Tests and one-dayers. The CEC met for two days on June 24 and 25 as part of the ICC...
  • ICC committee to have annual review of DRS May 28, 2012

    Dubai: The controversial Decision Review System will come for its annual review by the ICC's Cricket Committee, which will consider reliability of the technologies used and the extent of improvements made, in a two-day meeting beginning on Wednesday at the Lord's in London. The committee, headed by former West Indies captain...
  • ECB wants DRS in Ind-Eng Test series: report October 16, 2012

    London: England and Wales Cricket Board has written to BCCI, asking for the implementation of Decision Review System during England's four-match Test series later this year, though it was not optimistic of the Indian board agreeing to it, a media report said on Wednesday. India has strongly resisted the use...
  • Abu Dhabi a 'nightmare' for fast bowlers: Akhtar January 26, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says the cricket ground in Abu Dhabi, where Pakistan and England are engaged in a Test match, does not suit fast bowlers much. "The ground is sandy, thick and hard and it is a nightmare for the fast bowlers to bowl there," Akhtar said. He...
  • Undercover stings may help fight fixing: MCC January 11, 2012

    Cape Town: The ICC should consider using undercover investigations to identify corrupt cricketers as one of 10 recommendations to fight match-fixing made by the MCC's cricket committee on Tuesday. The MCC committee, made up of former international players and umpires, said the "mystery shopper operations" would be "preferably directed at somebody...
  • Consistent umpires better than DRS: Dhoni December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the on-field umpires should be more consistent with their decisions, rather than relying on the content_cnious Decision Review System (DRS). The lack of DRS went in India's favour in the first Test against Australia with some of the decisions going their way, especially in...
  • 'Milestone playing on Tendulkar's mind' December 27, 2011

    Melbourne: The pressure of expectations surrounding his 100th international century will definitely be playing on Sachin Tendulkar's mind as the milestone once again eluded the champion batsman, said former Australia fast bowler Merv Hughes. Tendulkar fell just 27 runs short of the feat when he was done in by a beauty...