London: The ICC's Cricket Committee has suggested that the Umpire Decision Review System(UDRS) should be used in all Test cricket and at next year's World Cup.
While the Committee is yet to confirm when this system will be started, which allows players to query on-field decisions with the third umpire, they suggested it be introduced "as soon as possible in all Test series".
They resolved to use the system at World Cup 2011 in the sub-continent, subject to agreement with ICC broadcaster partners ESPN Star Sports, with a further proposal to use it in all one-day internationals thereafter.
The system has got mixed reviews from various players. It has come under criticism on many occasions from the players for untimely usage or application by the umpiring authorities It landed in controversy during the Johannesburg Test between England and South Africa in January 2010, when a caught behind appeal was turned down by the third umpire Daryl Harper.
The ICC also agreed to examine the law that permitted non-strikers to back up too far while the ball was being delivered, giving them an unfair advantage in an attempt to complete a run. "ICC Cricket Committee agreed that batsmen trying to steal ground when the bowler is running in to bowl should be discouraged. They will look at regulations that require a batsman to remain in his crease until the bowler's front foot lands."