ICC CEC recommends mandatory use of DRS

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Published: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:34 [IST]
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ICC CEC recommends mandatory use of DRS

Kuala Lumpur, Jun 25: The ICC Chief Executives Committee (CEC), on Monday, recommended the mandatory use of Decision Review System (DRS) in all Test and ODI matches.

The CEC, which met here on Sunday and Monday, made various recommendations to the ICC's Cricket committee.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been opposing to the use of DRS. While there have been some impressive decision with the use of technology there have also been doubts.

"CEC recommended to the Board the universal application of the DRS after being satisfied with the technology enhancements provided by new Hotspot cameras and the results of the independent research on ball tracking conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology. Dr Rosten had tested the accuracy and reliability of ball tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were 100% in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments," an ICC press release said here.

"CEC accordingly recommended to the ICC Board that, subject to the Members' ability to finance and obtain the required technology, DRS should be mandatory for all Tests and ODIs."

Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: "We have made good progress in independently testing ball tracking and the new enhancements has resulted in the CEC unanimously supporting the ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation to universally apply the DRS in all Test matches and ODIs."

The CEC also continued the complex but important discussions on the protection and promotion of international cricket within a changed landscape that is showing a growing number of domestic professional T20 leagues.

The ICC Chief Executives' Meeting forms part of the ICC Annual Conference week which this year is being held in Kuala Lumpur. The ICC CEC recommendations now go forward to the ICC Board for consideration. The ICC Board will meet on June 26 and 27, 2012.

The CEC comprises the Chief Executives of the 10 Full Member nations as well as three Associate Member representatives. Also present is the ICC Chief Executive who chairs the meeting and, by invitation, the ICC President and the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee.


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