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ECB wants DRS in upcoming India-England Test series

England and Wales Cricket Board has written to the BCCI, asking for the implementation of Decision Review System during England's four-match Test series later this year, though it was not optimistic of the Indian Board agreeing to it, a media report said today.

cricket Updated: May 24, 2012 00:22 IST

England and Wales Cricket Board has written to the BCCI, asking for the implementation of Decision Review System during England's four-match Test series later this year, though it was not optimistic of the Indian Board agreeing to it, a media report said today.

India have strongly resisted the use of the DRS because of their senior players' doubts over its accuracy and it was not used when the two teams met in England last summer.

Futile efforts
A report in the Daily Telegraph said that "the ECB has written to the Indian Board, asking for the implementation of the DRS during the Test series (beginning November 15)."

"But insiders at the ECB privately concede that attempts to persuade their Indian counterparts to employ it will be futile ahead of the Test series, which starts in Ahmedabad on November 15," the report said.

"England believe the decision review system benefits their attack, particularly Graeme Swann," it said.

According to the report, England regard the tour of India as important as an Ashes series, a view underlined with the inclusion of three warm-up matches in the itinerary mirroring their last trip to Australia.