Stuart Broad calls for DRS in India Test series

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Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 16:07 [IST]
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Stuart Broad calls for DRS in series

Ahmedabad, Nov 19: England paceman Stuart Broad has called for the inclusion of Decision Review System (DRS) in the after his team lost to India by nine wickets in the first Test here on Monday.

With Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) opposing the use of technology, DRS is not part of the current India-England four-match Test series.

During the first Test at Sardar Patel Stadium, several decisions would have been overturned if there was DRS in place. Samit Patel was unlucky to be given out in both innings. If DRS would have been there, he could have reviewed those on-field umpire calls.

India also were on the receiving end as they could have got Alastair Cook out LBW to Pragyan Ojha when on 41 (umpire was Aleem Dar). Cook went on to score 176 runs which pushed the match into the fifth day.

Broad said that 12 decisions in Ahmedabad would have been overturned with DRS. Eight of them would have gone in India's favour, according to the right-arm fast bowler. Dar of Pakistan and Tony Hill of New Zealand were the umpires for first Test.

Soon after the Test match on Monday, Broad, who tweets from the handle @StuartBroad8, wrote: "On DRS. I hear 12 decisions would have been overturned in the Test. Potentially match changing but India would have had 8 of them #itsneeded."

He also wrote that India "outplayed" England. "India outplayed us. A few positives but on the whole poor so sorry for that. Onwards and upwards."

The paceman also blasted former England cricketers for questioning the team. He wrote: "And before u listen to too many ex playing 'experts' being negative, ask them if they ever won a Test series in India....#28years."

Even former England cricketers have batted for DRS. But BCCI has been adamant on not using the system in series involving India.


Story first published:  Monday, November 19, 2012, 14:38 [IST]
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