ICC will again attempt to convince India on DRS

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CAPE TOWN: ICC will once again attempt to convince BCCI on Decision Review System (DRS). Geoff Allardice will travel to India next week to give his presentation regarding the system.

According to details India was the first to experiment this system in 2008 which was related to the review of field umpires decisions but later on it became the only country to have refused to adopt the DRS.

The recent board presidents of BCCI, Srinivasan, Shashnak Manohar and Anurag Thakur have expressed their reservation on the referral system. They have said that unless the technology is 100 per cent perfect, India will not use the DRS.

On the other end ICC and its cricket committee and chief executives committee have consistently called for a uniform referral system to be used by all teams to minimize controversial decisions. Incidentally, the cricket committee’s head is Anil Kumble and also the current Indian coach. He along with ICC’s general manager Geoff Allardice have witnessed the research carried out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for bringing improvement in the DRS but he has hardly played a role in convincing India to use this technology.

According to sources, Allardice is likely to visit India next week to give his presentation to BCCI key officials on how MIT research has helped in bringing improvement in the DRS making it more reliable. It is not certain whether senior members like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble will attend this meeting as they would be busy in the ODI series against New Zealand.

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