Board of Control for Cricket in India Will Accept Decision Review System Only When it is Foolproof: Shashank Manohar
Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar said that they were not sure about Decision Review System's (DRS) accuracy while deciding Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decisions and hence they rejected it
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar on Wednesday said Decision Review System (DRS) in its current form is not acceptable to the Indian cricket board as the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision in the system is not foolproof. (Shashank Manohar Calls Jeff Crowe's Rating of Nagpur Pitch a 'Subjective Decision' )
"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 International Cricket Council (ICC) told us that either we accept it in full or not. We are not even willing to accept it for LBW," Manohar said.
"You shoot it from distance and a Parallax (displacement in apparent positional shift of an object viewed from a distance) develops. Now umpire is imagining the bounce and then a person sitting behind the camera can decide and going to put his imagination in it. In 2011, when we had the meeting, the person in charge of DRS was not able to satisfy our queries. So till it is not foolproof, we would not accept it."
Manohar said that the BCCI abide by the ICC decision of rating Nagpur pitch as "poor" but at the same time termed the inference on the nature of the wicket being a "subjective decision" by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe.
"The ICC framed rules with regards to poor wickets. There are four categorries. 'Excellent', 'Good', 'Poor' and 'Dangerous' wickets. In regards to 'Poor' wicket, they have said excessive spin or excessive seam movement, the wicket is considered to be poor," Manohar told fans during a live interaction on BCCI's official Facebook page.