We reject DRS in its current form, declares new BCCI president

Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 16:30 [IST]
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We reject DRS in its current form: BCCI

Mumbai , September 19: The BCCI today (Sept 19) made it clear that Decision Review System (DRS) in its current form is unacceptable to the cricket board and they will raise this issue in the upcoming ICC meetings.

"Initially, we were reluctant to use the DRS as we didn't have faith in Ball Tracking technology. After the current series it has been evident that even Hot Spot is not fully accurate", N Srinivisan, who took over as the president from Shashank Manohar, told a press conference after the Board''s Annual General Meeting here.

"We have decided not to use DRS in its current form. The outgoing president Sashank Manohar had raised this issue at the earlier ICC meetings and I will also raise in the future meetings," Srinivasan said.

Srinivasan also said that Sunil Gavaskar has written to the BCCI to be relieved from the post of chairman of technical committee.

"Mr Gavaskar has written to us that he has been on the technical committee for seven years and it's time that we search for a fresh face. It is our intention to appoint Sourav Ganguly as the chairman of the technical committee. We haven't yet been able to contact him but hopefully he will give his consent," Srinivasan stated.

Asked about the logic behind appointing Mohinder Amarnath as the selector from North Zone as he has not been in any cricket-related committee (save IPL GC) since his retirement in 1989, Srinivasan answered: "I don't think anybody would dispute his qualification to be in the selection committee." 


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