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'Logistics restricts UDRS use'

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will use the Umpires Decision Review System only from the quarterfinals of the World Cup due to logistic issues, CEO Haroon Lorgat said on Thursday.

cricket Updated: Dec 09, 2010 23:42 IST
HT Correspondent

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will use the Umpires Decision Review System only from the quarterfinals of the World Cup due to logistic issues, CEO Haroon Lorgat said on Thursday.

"The logistics are challenging….moving the hotspot camera was proving difficult," he said at a promotional event of official broadcasters ESPN Star Sports. The ICC is confident of the other technological backing umpires would get in the earlier rounds as teams crisscross India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The World Cup will be held from Feb. 19 to April 2.

ESPN Star Sports MD Manu Sawhney said: "We are launching many new initiatives including a special Hindi feed for select matches, High Definition production and live match coverage through 3G mobile streaming." As many as 27 cameras will be used for every game including feature like movable slip cameras and low 45 degree field cameras.