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Sehwag in favour of UDRS for South Africa series

The BCCI is opposed to it but India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday gave the thumbs up to the controversial Umpires Decision Review System, which has not been favoured even by his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

cricket Updated: Nov 01, 2010 02:55 IST

The BCCI is opposed to it but India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday gave the thumbs up to the controversial Umpires Decision Review System, which has not been favoured even by his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

“I am a big fan of UDRS. I want it to be there for the India-New Zealand series, India-South Africa series and in the World Cup. But this is my personal opinion,” said the star opener at a media conference.

Sehwag, who has been signed up by cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar's company Professional Management Group, said he favoured the UDRS as he had got the rough end of the umpiring stick on a few occasions in the past.

“I was given out two times when I was not out and in such a situation could have gone in for a referral that would have helped me continue to bat,” said the opener, who often makes attack his first form of defence.

“The BCCI is still not convinced about the reliability of the technology. We would leave it to the BCCI and Cricket South Africa to come to an understanding (whether to use it or not),” ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat had said on October 27.

Kiwis look to turn the tide against india

Ahmedabad: After the disaster in the ODI series against Bangladesh, the tour of India provides New Zealand an opportunity to start afresh, according to skipper Daniel Vettori. “This is an important tour for us. India is playing incredible cricket with such an experienced side,” Vettori said on Sunday.

“We have quite a few young players with 2-3 years of experience in first-class cricket. We are looking for a good performance from the young players, and looking forward to this tour as an opportunity to come back,” Vettori said.