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  • India right in opposing DRS, says Chappell

    KOLKATA: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said India is correct in questioning the Decision Review System (DRS), a referral system accepted by all boards except the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

    Writing in the popular webzine ESPNCricinfo, Chappell referred to Brendon McCullum’s controversial dismissal on the final day of the Gabba Test between Australia and New Zealand last week, to say “India are right to...

  • India's Kohli gives thumbs-up to DRS

    India test captain Virat Kohli gave a thumbs-up to the Decision Review System (DRS) on Friday, signalling cricket's financial powerhouse might permanently embrace the technology aimed at curbing umpiring errors...

    It took a lot of cajoling to convince India, a staunch DRS opponent after their bitter 2008 initiation in Sri Lanka, to use the technology on a trial basis in the current five-test series against England...

  • Kohli hints at end to India's dogged DRS resistance

    KOLKATA: India Test captain Virat Kohli remains sceptical on the accuracy of ball-tracking technology but hinted India might be ready to finally embrace the Decision Review System (DRS)...

    The influential Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been a staunch opponent of the DRS system, which aims at reducing umpiring howlers by detecting edges and predicting ball trajectory to get correct catch and leg-before decisions...

  • ICC panel calls for use of DRS in T20 Internationals

    LONDON: A top international cricket committee on Thursday called for TV referrals to be used in Twenty20 Internationals and gave high-level backing to a Test world championship...

    In addition, umpires will be allowed to send off players for misconduct, bat sizes will be restricted for the first time and run out rules changed from Oct 1 if the recommendations are approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives...

  • DRS doesn't make any sense in its current form: Waqar

    Pakistan coach Waqar Youni, has criticised the inconsistency of the Decision Review System (DRS), and believes that the margin of doubt for 'Umpire's Call' should be increased from 50 to 75 per cent...

    DRS technology is being used during the on-going Pakistan England Test series, although without the use of HotSpot and Snickometer, because their addition would increase the daily cost to about $6,000...

  • New Zealand questions ICC over controversial DRS call

    ADELAIDE: New Zealand have contacted the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking answers over a contentious review that went against them at a crucial time in the fluctuating day-night Test against Australia, coach Mike Hesson said Monday...

    Hesson is still fuming over the much-criticised decision by TV umpire Nigel Llong on Saturday's second day to turn down a Decision Review System (DRS) referral for a catch off Australia's...

  • NZ await ICC clarification on DRS row

    ADELAIDE: New Zealand are awaiting clarification from the International Cricket Council regarding Nigel Llong’s contentious third umpire decision in the day-night Test against Australia after the ruling had an ‘impact’ on the game, coach Mike Hesson has said...

  • DRS in spotlight as NZ recover on rain-hit day one

    HAMILTON: The Decision Review System (DRS) was the major talking point at the end of a rain-shortened first day’s play in the second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Hamilton on Friday following the dismissal of the home side’s captain Kane Williamson...

    New Zealand, put into bat on a green wicket by Pakistan’s stand-in skipper Azhar Ali, were 77 for two in 21 overs when the umpires Sundaram Ravi of India and Australia’s Simon...

  • ICC slammed over DRS controversy

    NEW DELHI: Cricket’s governing body was accused on Thursday of allowing the series between India and Australia to descend into anarchy after Steve Smith and Virat Kohli escaped punishment over the arch-rivals’ latest bust-up...

    Ex-players slammed the International Cricket Council for not issuing sanctions after Indian skipper Kohli accused his counterpart Smith of abusing the Decision Review System (DRS) during the second Test...

  • New Zealand DRS bungle aids SA in rain-hit final Test

    HAMILTON: New Zealand’s muddled use of the review system allowed Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla to lead a South African recovery on a rain-hit day one of the third Test in Hamilton on Saturday...

    New Zealand had lost their two reviews by the 29th over, and were powerless to react 13 balls later when the umpires missed a faint edge which should have seen du Plessis caught behind for 16 at the Seddon Park
  • Electoral DRS

    However, countries in our region like India and Sri Lanka have been conducting controversy-free elections for decades...

    India has successfully used electronic voting machines (EVMs) for years in conjunction with a voter-verified paper audit trail...

  • ICC introduces changes to Code of Conduct, DRS umpire’s call

    The International Cricket Council has introduced changes to its Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and the DRS Umpire’s Call interpretation, effective from September 22...

    The new DRS playing conditions relating to the LBW ‘Umpire’s Call” will also come into effect, with the first match to be played under these regulations the one-day international between South Africa and Ireland in Benoni on Sunday...

  • DRS or no, Pakistan aim to wrap up series

    Introduction of third country umpires initiated by Pakistan and later adopted by the controlling body of the game, the TV umpires, referees, snickometer, hot spot, Hawke-Eye technology, the Decision Review System (DRS) and the Duckworth-Lewis System for the rain marred games have all had their share of criticism but their benefits too are well-documented...

    And then there is India’s case which is the richest cricket board...

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