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Where India's anti-DRS stand is under review

It is well known that under N Srinivasan's leadership, the BCCI has been the most vocal against DRS technology. Some other boards also raised questions against certain technological aspects of the review mechanism. But it appears the International Cricket Council (ICC), headed by Srinivasan, considers the Indian board the biggest villain as far as opposition to the DRS goes.

WorldCup2015 Updated: Mar 02, 2015 18:25 IST
Jasvinder Sidhu

It is well known that under N Srinivasan's leadership, the BCCI has been the most vocal against DRS technology.

Some other boards also raised questions against certain technological aspects of the review mechanism. But it appears the International Cricket Council (ICC), headed by Srinivasan, considers the Indian board the biggest villain as far as opposition to the DRS goes.

Only India opposes the use of DRS in bilateral matches, although it is an integral part of tournaments organised by the global body.

Disapproval of BCCI's stance

'2009: Women's World Cup comes under the ICC banner. DRS extended with the addition of 'HotSpot' technology - the India Cricket Board (BCCI) opposes its use.' This is how a signage at an exhibition organised and funded by the ICC at the Western Australia Museum in Perth describes the Indian board's stance.

Pictorials exhibition 'One Day from Glory: Cricket's World Cup' explores the 40-year history of the tournament and is about the growth of cricket and how ODIs have become big. But there are three references in the display which show the Indian board in bad light on the issue of DRS.

'2011: 10th ICC World Cup. BCCI continues to express its concern on DRS. 2012: ICC confirms its commitment to DRS and BCCI its opposition,' reference material at the display in the exhibition declares.

India's stand on the DRS since its existence is very clear. In August last year, Srinivasan said DRS was a flawed system from the outset. He recalled a presentation with a top DRS representative and said when he asked how one concluded that the computer-generated path was the actual course of the ball, he got the reply that "it was a leap of faith".

However, India have had no issues taking advantage of the DRS at the World Cup.



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