Board of Control for Cricket in India to Discuss Decision Review System's 'Conditional Use' With Team After Australia Tour
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur said they are still unsure about Decision Review System's accuracy in deciding LBWs, but they would discuss about its conditional use with India team after it returns from Australia
The Decision Review System (DRS) is in focus again following a few umpiring howlers in the ongoing ODI series between India and Australia, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday stating that they will 'discuss' its conditional use once the team is back. (Board of Control for Cricket in India Will Accept Decision Review System Only When it is Foolproof: Shashank Manohar)
India were hurt during the first ODI when George Bailey clearly nicked one off Barinder Sran to Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the first ball and was ruled not out. Australia were 21 for two then and Bailey scored a century to help Aussies win the match. (India vs Australia: Mahendra Singh Dhoni And Co. Will Have to Live With Bad Umpiring Decisions, Says Brad Haddin)
In the third match also, Bailey was adjudged not out due to lack of DRS. The BCCI secretary said that they may give it a shot if the ball tracking technology to determine leg before decision is taken out of the equation. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni Indirectly Suggests India Might be Suffering From Not Using DRS)
"I maintain that DRS in its current form is not foolproof. But if we leave aside the leg before part, we can deliberate on the conditional usage of technology. Once the players are back from Australia we will discuss the issue with them," Thakur said.
In fact Thakur's viewpoint is in sync with BCCI president Shashank Manohar's views on board's official Facebook page where he also spoke about using DRS without leg before using Ball Tracker.
"Actually telling truth, BCCI was never against DRS, right from my earlier tenure. Only issue was with lbw being decided by DRS. For everything else, we accepted but ICC told us that either we accept it in full or not. We are not even willing to accept it for lbw," Manohar said earlier.
While Test captain Virat Kohli is not averse to discussions on usage of the technology, it has been a strict 'no-no' for limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
"We need to push the umpires to make the right decisions. You have to see how many 50-50 decisions don't go in our favour. It always happens, then you have to take it. But I am still not convinced about DRS," Dhoni had said after India's defeat in the first match Down Under.