Pakistan keen on using DRS for Australian series

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Published: Monday, July 2, 2012, 12:26 [IST]
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Pak bat for use of DRS against Australia

Karachi, Jul 2: The Pakistan Cricket Board has admitted that it will continue to support the use of Decision Review System (DRS) and is planning to have it for their upcoming ODI series against Australia in the month of August.

Having recommended the use of DRS in all series, the International Cricket Council (ICC) left it to the Boards to decide if they wanted the same for the bilateral series.

"We are trying to obtain sponsorship to use the DRS against Australia in the one-dayers as we feel it is a system that has helped the game and umpires," PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said.

Pakistan pleaded for the use of DRS, after witnessing poor umpiring decisions in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle as the hosts had decided not to include DRS for their home series against Pakistan.

"We had the DRS for our home series against Sri Lanka that was played last year in UAE because we obtained sponsorship but we can understand there are high costs involved in using this technology," Ahmed said.

Interestingly, BCCI has been the biggest opponent as they have not changed their stance on the use of DRS and has also managed to keep ICC's recommendation at bay after it made DRS mandatory for all Tests and ODIs.

Pakistan Cricket Board's chief operating officer Ahmed said Pakistan players have positive views on DRS and have encouraged the move of having the same for Tests and ODIs.

"As far as India is concerned they have their views on the DRS," he added.


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