Sangakkara asks for amendments in DRS


Sri Lankan legendary batsman, Kumar Sangakkara expressed his frustration in a series of tweets regarding current rule of DRS that 50 percent of the ball has to strike stumps to overturn a not out decision.

On the opening day of the third test between England and Sri Lanka, the hosts were struggling at 189/5 when Jonny Bairstow survived an extremely close review when he was batting on 56, eventually, the in-form wicketkeeper batsman went on to score another century that dented Sri Lanka.

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The ICC’s cricket committee has proposed to amend the rule about upholding umpire’s decision and cut off the margin of error for umpires. As per the suggestion, if the 25 percent of the ball is striking the stumps, the decision should be overturned.

Mahela Jayawardene, who is a member of ICC’s cricket committee, told ESPNCricinfo, “We’ve decided that the 50 per cent rule should be reduced to 25 per cent.”

“The MCC rule book says if it hits the wicket any part, it should be given out. So you’re going away from all that with the DRS 50 per cent rule”

“If you take 25 per cent out, the stat says that 75 to 80 per cent of the decisions that were called umpire calls in the past will be taken out and be given out,” he added.

“You think benefit of the doubt when sometimes umpires are considering those margins, that 25 per cent is okay, but I think 50 per cent is too much,” he concluded.

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