Review system on trial in Indo-Pak series

Updated: 18 October 2008 17:18 IST

India-Pakistan Test series is one of the four series that the ICC on Tuesday shortlisted for continuing the trial of the umpire decision review system.

Dubai:

Next year's three-Test series between India and Pakistan is one of the four series that the ICC on Tuesday shortlisted for continuing the trial of the umpire decision review system.

On the opening day of a two-day Board meeting here, the ICC reviewed a report on the system that was first put on trial during this year's India-Sri Lanka series.

"It (the Board) agreed to extend the trial to the following four upcoming series, pending agreement from the relevant chief executives," the governing body said in a statement.

The India-Pakistan series is scheduled in January-February.

The other three series that have been shortlisted for the extended trial are between New Zealand and West Indies in December, between England and West Indies in February-March and the South Africa-Australia series in the same months.

The ICC said further trials were being carried out to "provide exposure to the system for as many match referees, umpires and players as possible ahead of a decision on whether it should be implemented permanently."

"That would be something to be debated firstly by the ICC's Cricket Committee, in April/May next year."

The system has so far evoked mixed response with officials giving a thumbs-up but the players being not too happy with it.

Indian Test skipper Anil Kumble was one among the top cricketers who expressed apprehensions over its utility.

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