Anderson wants review system for India Tests
Unlike some of the Indian stars, the English players are in favour of using the much-debated Umpire Decision Review System in next month's four-Test series between the two teams.cricket Updated: Jun 14, 2011 00:19 IST
Unlike some of the Indian stars, the English players are in favour of using the much-debated Umpire Decision Review System in next month's four-Test series between the two teams.
Pacer James Anderson has expressed his displeasure over Indian Cricket Board's (BCCI) refusal to allow the usage of UDRS in the upcoming series, saying the technology improves decision-making.
"I don't understand why. If all the other Test-playing nations are using it, India don't have to use it if they say they don't want to. We want to play with it as it clearly improves decision-making," Anderson was quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.
"I'm all in favour of it - but it's their problem if they're not going to support it," the pacer said. Top Indian players such as Sachin Tendulkar and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been vocal critics of the UDRS but English players like spin spearhead Graeme Swann have backed the use of technology.
Last week, according to a report in 'The Daily Telegraph', the BCCI sent official notification to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that it does not want the system to be used in the series in July.
Consent of both the boards is required for the system to be used in a series.
Anderson, who has been recalled for the final Test against Sri Lanka starting on Tuesday after recovering from a side strain, also added that he is convinced that he and his team-mates will go down in history as legends if they beat India in the coming series. "India are No 1 in the world and if we beat them in the series, we'll be the best team in the world," he said.
First Published: Jun 13, 2011 20:47 IST