Research on Decision Review System to be shown to BCCI
The ICC will send a delegation to India to show the research on ball-tracking by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology.cricket Updated: Jul 10, 2012 12:12 IST
The ICC will send a delegation to India to show the research on ball-tracking by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology, after the BCCI's objection resulted in the Decision Review System (DRS) being not put to a vote at the executive board meeting in Kuala Lumpur last month.
The research by Rosten was left off the agenda of the ICC executive board meeting, and Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards said that some other members of the board had also expressed some reservations against mandatory use of the Decision Review System.
Edwards, though, believed that the tabling of Rosten's research could have resulted in a different outcome.
"ICC had got some independent research done on the accuracy and all those issues. Now unfortunately they didn't present that information to the board," Edwards said.
"India have agreed and the boards have agreed for ICC management to go to India and take all the information, take their presentations, take their technical support and talk to them over there," he told 'ESPNcricinfo'.
Edwards further said that it's not just India but others too are sceptical.
"India are willing to look at it, but they're sceptical, and others are too - it's not just India. I think it is part of the game for the future, but it's a good time to review.
"Unfortunately if that presentation, or whatever it is they had, had been presented to the board it might have changed things."
The research will be shown alongside details of the enhancements made to Hot Spot, the infrared cameras used to detect edges that had their accuracy questioned after the 2011 Test series between England and India.
Edwards hoped that India would change its stance on DRS.
"It looks accurate, but from their point of view they are reluctant just to accept it as gospel. I think it is possible they'll change, but we'll have to wait and see how they go with this new information in India."
First Published: Jul 10, 2012 11:59 IST