Fleming calls modified version of DRS a compromise by ICC

Updated: 27 June 2011 19:05 IST

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said the modified version of the Decision Review System (DRS) is a "compromise formula" worked out by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Fleming calls modified version of DRS a compromise by ICC
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New Delhi:

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said the modified version of the Decision Review System (DRS) is a "compromise formula" worked out by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The ICC's chief executives' committee has recommended DRS to be made mandatory for Tests and ODIs, but only with two technologies - Hot Spot and Snickometer.

The use of the Hawk-Eye ball tracking technology will depend on bilateral agreement between the participating members.

The Indian cricket board has been opposed to the use of DRS in bilateral series, particularly the Hawk-Eye technology.

"This is a compromise formula by the ICC since all countries were not totally convinced with the technology. Some aspects of the technology are not acceptable in current form so the ICC had to make some compromise. The technology is there to get rid of the poor decisions and we have to make sure that it is really done," Fleming said.

Fleming welcomed the use of Hot spot and Snickometer being made mandatory in Tests and ODIs.

"It is a good sign it will help the game," Fleming said at Feroze Shah Kotla on the sidelines of a function where a scholarship programme was announced by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.

He also said the use of new balls from both ends will make ODIs more bowler friendly. "The matches will be low scoring."

BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla said the board's stand has not changed on DRS.

"BCCI stand is nothing new on DRS. The system is not acceptable in its present form. We have always maintained that we do not have any problem with Hot Spot and Snickometer," said Shukla, who was also present in the function.

Topics : Pakistan South Africa New Zealand Cricket Stephen Fleming
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