Udrs

  • Aleem Dar brushes off retirement calls November 29, 2012

    Karachi: Top Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar on Thursday said he would not retire in the wake his criticism for some poor decisions during the India-England Mumbai Test, saying he has moved on. Dar said he would retire from the game the day he feels he cannot do his duties as international...
  • Pakistan lodge complaint over poor umpiring June 28, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan has formally lodged a complaint over poor umpiring decisions in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle, at a time when the International Cricket Council executive board has decided against making the Umpires Decision Review System (UDRS) compulsory in all Tests. Clearly buckling under pressure from the Indian...
  • Read: Open letter from VJD creator to the ICC June 5, 2012

    Indian software professional V Jayadevan, the creator of the VJD method, has written an open letter to the International Cricket Council president Sharad Pawar for a neutral review of this method following the ICC's decision to reject his system. Below is the copy of Jayadevan's letter. Sir, I humbly request you...
  • 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...
  • Ajmal believes UDRS will help Pak spinners January 3, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's leading spinner Saeed Ajmal is confident the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) in the forthcoming series against England will be a plus for his team's slow bowlers because of the number of left-handers in the opposition. "It is going to be a tense series and I am happy the...
  • CA chief takes dig at India's anti-DRS stance December 30, 2011

    Melbourne: Taking potshots at the Indian cricketers for objecting to the Decision Review System (DRS), Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that "some awful decisions" against them could convince the visitors to use the controversial technology. Before the ongoing Test series against Australia, there were calls for the...
  • '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...
  • Ganguly backs BCCI decision to not use DRS December 27, 2011

    Melbourne: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that the Decision Review System (DRS) is flawed and there was nothing wrong on the Indian cricket board's part in refusing to use the controversial technology. Ganguly, who had played the series against Sri Lanka in 2008 when the DRS was first used on...
  • India's anti-DRS stance 'may raise tensions' December 21, 2011

    Sydney: India's rejection of the Decision Review System for their Test series against Australia could raise tensions and boost the number of content_cnious decisions, reports said on Wednesday. Cricket Australia had hoped the Indian cricket board would allow a compromise version of the DRS, which uses technology to improve the accuracy...
  • After DRS, BCCI opposes Hot Spot on Aus tour December 20, 2011

    Canberra: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not only stuck to its guns on non-acceptance of Umpires Decision Review System (UDRS), it has also shot down the use of hot spot for the forthcoming series against Australia. Cricket circles in Australia, understandably, don't see any merit in...
  • Utterly Delicious Refuel System: Amul's UDRS ad June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Keeping with its tradition of social commentary through its intelligent advertisements, Amul on Thursday released a witty new ad on the controversial Umpires Decisions Review System (UDRS) that set the Indian cricket board on a headlong collision course with the International Cricket Council. The Amul ad rechristened the...