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BCCI has reasons to oppose DRS, says ICC chief
July 19, 2013
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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 England and Australia which witnessed a number of umpiring howlers.

“India have got good reasons (for opposing) and some issues are debatable. Obviously we can improve and discuss on things like three reviews,” Richardson told former England captain David Gower during a television interview.

“The fact is that there are 10 members and each has got a vote. Anyone can say that “listen we don’t want to agree”. If atleast seven countries are ready to agree to use DRS, it will be done,” he said.

The Test at Trent Bridge which witnessed some umpiring howlers was a “difficult one”, said Richardson, a former South Africa wicketkeeper. As to why ICC issued a press release on the umpiring statistics after the match, Richardson replied, “I think we needed to put things straight. It was a dificult Test match and the pitch wasn’t easy one. “Every five overs, something was happening and we needed to come clean and admit the errors. There were seven umpiring errors and four were corrected.

Press Trust of India

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