Sachin Tendulkar has welcomed the BCCI’s decision to allow the Decision Review System (DRS) in the Test series against England.
“The BCCI has agreed to let DRS be used in this series, which is a positive move. They studied this and were convinced with what they saw and heard. I would say have the third umpire involved at all times and the two on-field umpires work as a team to make correct decisions as consistently as possible,” Tendulkar told HT on Monday.
There have been concerns over how the technology was complicating decisions, but Tendulkar believed the technology would get better.
“Over a period of time, there has been constant development and improvement in DRS. That will continue. There will be more and more solid systems coming. These guys who have been working on this for years now will only continue getting better which is eventually good for sport,” he said.
“I feel the technology we use has to be standardised everywhere around the world. The same system has to be used, no matter which two teams are playing. There was a period few years ago where in one part of the world we had Hotspot. In the other, we had Snickometer. Whichever part of the world you play, there has to be a standardised format.”
BCCI had been one of the most vociferous critics of the system, and Tendulkar said this was because some players had reservations.
“There were guys who say BCCI didn’t take DRS earlier but now they have. Earlier, we didn’t agree to it because the whole team was not convinced. This was a long time ago. But that doesn’t mean if you are not convinced then for years and years it will stay that way. You can change your opinion.”