Read rules before cribbing: ICC to Dhoni

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Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:26 [IST]
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New Delhi, March 2: The International Cricket Council (ICC)  has directed India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to read the rules related to UDRS before questioning the use of the technology during the matches.

Read rules before cribbing: ICC to Dhoni

Dhoni, who has never been keen on the Umpire Decision Review System, had expressed doubt over the system in the wake of the controversy surrounding Ian Bell's lbw reprieve in the tied World Cup game with England on Sunday.

"Adulteration of technology with human thinking is bad. That's why we didn't get that wicket. Hopefully, next time it will be either technology or human intention," Dhoni had said after the match.

ICC General Manager, Dave Richardson, said Dhoni should take cognisance of the rules before commenting.

"There are a set of rules along with the hawkeye to assist in making the desicion when UDRS is implemented. Most of the time, a player is not fully aware of all the rules," Richardson said.

"If MS Dhoni is made aware of the specifications of these rules, then I am sure that he will accept the decision that was made," Richardson told a leading news channel. The TV replays had showed that the ball bowled by Yuvraj Singh would have hit stumps but umpires ruled not out because distance from the point of impact was 2.5 metres.

"If the Hawkeye says it's going to hit the stumps, then there is no reason (why an appeal should be turned down)," Dhoni had said. UDRS is being used in the World Cup for the first time.

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