India unhappy over new referral system?
Indian team management, however, has not made any official statement on the meeting.cricket Updated: Jul 30, 2008 17:07 IST
The Indian cricket team is learnt to have raised concerns about the ICC's new concept of umpire decision review system on the eve of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Indian skipper Anil Kumble met Match Referee Alan Hurst and also other match officials to put across his point of view and reservation about the referral system, launched on an experimental basis in the ongoing series.
According to sources, Kumble met Hurst and the three umpires -- Mark Benson, Rudi Koertzen and Billy Doctrove -- and the meeting was cited as the main reason for skipping the usual pre-match media meet.
Indian team management, however, has not made any official statement on the meeting.
India had suffered heavily due to the new referral system in the first Test as four batsmen fell prey to the technological innovations used in the game.
The visitors were mauled by an innings and 239 runs at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in the first Test as their big shots --Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid were declared out when the referral system came into play.
As per the system, both the teams are allowed to make three unsuccesful appeals against on-field umpires decision. The Third umpire then review the decision after watching TV replays.