DRS

  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series October 1, 2014

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • Is ICC's new referral system better than the old one? January 3, 2014

    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 nonmatch 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 December 27, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Cricket's governing body on Friday furthered its process of improving the muchdebated decision review system by providing direct replays to a nonmatch 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 a...
  • ICC to use Snickometer for WINew Zealand Tests December 10, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that RealTime 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 following...
  • Michael Clarke raises doubts over DRS November 11, 2013

    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 unsuccessful...
  • 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)...
  • Hot Spot had a 'stinker' during Ashes 2013, says Pietersen September 25, 2013

    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 30, with Hot Spot's infrared imaging...
  • Does controversial DRS needs a rethink? September 24, 2013

    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 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...
  • England want apology for cheating allegations August 8, 2013

    ChesterLeStreet: 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 silicone,...
  • 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...
  • ICC probes use of silicone tape to confuse Hotspot: report August 7, 2013

    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 fiveTest series...
  • 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...
  • Australia have lots of talent: Steve Waugh August 6, 2013

    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 August 2, 2013

    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 wicketkeeper...
  • New DRS feed to be tested in third Ashes Test July 30, 2013

    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 onfield umpires, has been at the centre of several controversial decisions in the first two Tests of...
  • ICC planning to give extra reviews July 30, 2013

    Melbourne: The latest fiasco with the Decision Review System (DRS) in the Ashes has led the International Cricket Council (ICC) to rethink 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 we...
  • Technology has made umpiring tougher: Simon Taufel July 25, 2013

    London: Former ICC elite panel umpire, Simon Taufel has warned that decisionmaking in modernday cricket has become tougher than last two decades, saying extensive use of highend technology and reviews put more "pressure" on onfield officials. Taufel also discussed the benefits of the decision review system (DRS), which has come under...
  • 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...
  • MCC backs Chappell call for boards to take over DRS July 17, 2013

    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 14run win against Australia in the first Ashes...
  • The Ashes: ICC admits umpires made seven errors, but defends DRS July 16, 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....
  • Former umpire asks to wait for a few more Tests before trashing DRS July 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Former international umpire Bomi Jamula is wary of trashing the Decision Review System (DRS) which came under the microscope during the justconcluded 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. Take...
  • Review system in spotlight after Ashes thriller July 15, 2013

    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...