London, June 10: The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is sticking by its original stand against the use of the Umpire Decision Review System for next month's four-Test cricket series against England.
According to a leading British newspaper "The BCCI sent an official notification to the England and Wales Cricket Board that it does not want the system to be used in the series (in July)."
Agreement of both the Boards is mandatory for the system to be used in a series.
Key Indian players such as Sachin Tendulkar and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni have vociferously blasted the UDRS but English players such as premier spinner Graeme Swann have backed the use of the technology.
Now India's desent has stoked up a controversy within the cricketing fraternity of both sides.
"The reason India do not want it is because it will favour our bowlers," said John Emburey, the former England off-spinner.
"It [DRS] has been massive for spinners because they are now getting wickets against batsmen playing on the front foot coming forward. It's a massive advantage to the spinner. The system has shown balls would go on to hit the stumps and umpires have now got it in their minds that they can now give batsmen out," he explained.
Emburey said the DRS has forced batsmen to offer genuine shots against spinners.
"What DRS has done is make batsmen play with their bat rather than hide behind the pad which gives bowlers more chances of edges and catches because they have to play at the ball," he said.