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Embracing technology a step forward: ICC

cricket Updated: Jun 28, 2011 00:27 IST

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The International Cricket Council called the approval of the Decision Review System by the chief executives' committee as a step forward as the game embraces the principles of technology.

Abandoning its rigid stand on technology but acting on its own terms, the Indian Cricket Board on Monday agreed to the mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System in a modified version in all international matches at the ongoing ICC Annual Conference.

"The CEC today unanimously recommended universal standards for the usage of technology in decision-making (Decision Review System) in all Test matches and ODIs subject to availability and commercial considerations. The agreed standards will include infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices," the ICC said in a statement.

The ICC also said that the use of ball-tracking technology in a bilateral series will depend on agreement between member Boards.

"The CEC also agreed that further independent and expert research will be carried out into ball-tracking technology and its accuracy and reliability. The continued use of ball-tracking technology as a decision-making aid will depend on bilateral agreement between the participating Members," the statement said.

"The CEC, which also approved the Cricket Committee's recommendation to reduce the number of unsuccessful reviews in ODIs from two to one, believed that this was a step forward as the game embraces the principles of technology."