The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to a modified version of the controversial Umpire Decision Review System.
“The BCCI has always expressed its willingness to embr ace technology, for the betterment of the game. However, the current ball-tracking technology, on which the DRS system is based, is not acceptable to the Board”, said Narayanaswami Srinivasan, the president-elect of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, in a statement posted on its website.
“The BCCI is agreeable to the use of technology in decision-making, which will include infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices. “The BCCI’s view was supported at the ongoing ICC CEC meeting in Hong Kong.”
Decision Review System
The CEC today unanimously recommended universal standards for the usage of technology in decision-making (Decision Review System) in all Test matches and One-Day Internationals subject to availability and commercial considerations. The agreed standards will include infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices.
The CEC also agreed that further independent and expert research will be carried out into ball-tracking technology and its accuracy and reliability. The continued use of ball-tracking technology as a decision-making aid will depend on bilateral agreement between the participating Members.
CEC, which also approved the Cricket Committee’s recommendation to reduce the number of unsuccessful reviews in ODIs from two to one, believed that this was a step forward as the game embraces the principles of technology.