DRS doesn't make any sense to Gayle

Updated: 30 November 2009 12:56 IST

West Indies captain Chris Gayle on Monday gave a thumbs down to the newly-introduced Decision Review System.

DRS doesn't make any sense to Gayle

Melbourne:

West Indies captain Chris Gayle on Monday gave a thumbs down to the newly-introduced Decision Review System, saying it was a "huge shame" that the controversial innovation was being used in the ongoing Test series against Australia.

The ICC has introduced an updated DRS in the ongoing Test series between Australia and the West Indies as well as the one between New Zealand and Pakistan.

"In my opinion, it is a huge shame that the video referral system is being used for the remainder of the Test series because I'm just not a fan of it," Gayle wrote in 'Courier Mail'.

"The new technology they have put in place still makes mistakes. I also don't agree with the decision-making process.

If there is a line-ball decision on the video review, they send it back to the standing umpire to make a decision.

"But the umpire is automatically going to stick by his original decision because he doesn't want to make a goose of himself on the field. That just doesn't make sense to me," Gayle pointed out in his column.

The referral system, which was first introduced in 2008, has been upgraded after captains pointed out technological loopholes in the same.

Gayle also refuted the allegation that he was selfish when he used the new system to challenge the lbw decisions in Brisbane Test.

"I've heard that some people have said I was selfish for video challenging my lbw decisions in Brisbane. I've now watched the replays and there is no doubt - I was certainly out both times," Gayle said.

"But I'm a key wicket for the side so at the time I thought why not give it a try? That's the thing, you never know what the technology will show up," he added.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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