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CRICKET ICC calls for acceptance of DRS

India refuses to change its stance on technology

By K.R. Nayar, Chief Cricket Writer
June 26, 2012

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executives’ Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur has called for universal acceptance of the Decision Review System (DRS).

Members said they were satisfied with the technology enhancements provided by new Hotspot cameras and the results of the independent research on ball tracking conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology.

In a statement, the ICC said: “Dr Rosten had tested the accuracy and reliability of ball tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were 100 per cent in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments.”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has consistently protested the use of DRS, refused to change its stand on the use of the technology, saying it was still not foolproof.

Sanjay Jagdale, the secretary of the BCCI, said: “The Board sticks to its view that the decision on whether or not to use the DRS for a particular series should be left to the Board’s involved in that series.”

The CEC also reconfirmed the need for all Member Boards to implement domestic anti-corruption codes.

The CEC recommended to the Board that the Bangladesh Cricket Board be directed to deliver a comprehensive report on the allegations of corrupt activities during the recent Bangladesh Premier League.

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