Why is BCCI reluctant on using DRS?

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Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 14:07 [IST]
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BCCI should learn to tolerate: Lele

The big question that leaves everyone pondering is why BCCI is reluctant on using the Decision Review System? Despite ICC's recommendation to use the Decision Review System, the Board of Control for Cricket in India continues to ignore as the board has issued a statement stating that their stance remains unchanged.

Sources reveal that the controversial DRS has not gone well with the Indian cricket board as former officials feel the stance taken by BCCI is not justified.

When asked why BCCI's stance on DRS remains unchanged, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said that the board feels the system is not foolproof and its stand remains the same as Boards should be allowed to decide whether there is need for DRS or not in a series.

"The BCCI continues to believe that the system is not foolproof. The Board also sticks to its view that the decision on whether or not to use the DRS for a particular series should be left to the Boards involved in that series," said BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale in a statement.

But Jaywant Lele, former secretary of BCCI told Mid-day that BCCI should learn to tolerate.

"I understand that the technology is not foolproof. There will be some errors in everything. But overall the technology has helped in reducing those errors. The BCCI should learn to tolerate a bit," Lele said.

While former cricketer and coach Anshuman Gaekwad also said that ICC should not allow Boards to decide on the use of DRS, and also ensure that the game does not depend too much on technology.

"Cricket was played well even when there was no technology. If the ICC is making it mandatory, then there should be no option given to boards over the use of it. At the same time they (ICC) must ensure the technology does not have glaring errors like we have seen in the past," said Gaekwad.

With many cricketers and officials also echoing the same, it remains to be seen if BCCI reconsiders its view on the Decision Review System, which has been made mandatory for all the Tests and ODI series by ICC on Monday, sooner than later.


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