Board of Control For Cricket in India May Use Decision Review System During Indian Premier League
Board of Control for Cricket in India will discuss Decision Review System's use minus Leg Before Wicket referrals, in the Indian Premier League, according to Rajeev Shukla, Governing Council chairman
The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI), a staunch and consistent critic of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), for the first time could use the technology with some changes in 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL). (Board of Control for Cricket in India Will Accept Decision Review System Only When it is Foolproof: Shashank Manohar)
"There is a proposal to use DRS in the IPL minus the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) referrals. We have just started discussing it," said IPL Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla after its meeting here on Friday. (Board of Control for Cricket in India to Discuss Decision Review System's 'Conditional Use' With Team After Australia Tour)
Some signs of acceptance of DRS, without the ball tracking technology for LBW referrals, have already come from BCCI president Shashank Manohar, also the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
This is a significant change from the earlier stand against the DRS adopted by the BCCI and its World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the past.
Dhoni has repeatedly asked for a fool proof system while opposing DRS. However, with several decisions going against India in successive Test and ODI series in the absence of DRS, the BCCI officials might have felt the need of using it.
During the recently-concluded five-match ODI series between India and Australia, India were hurt because of the absence of DRS.
India were at the receiving end of a bad decision during the first one-dayer 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 win the match.
In the third match also, Bailey was adjudged not out due to lack of the technology.