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SBD Global/June 26, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies

ICC Would Like DRS Utilized At All Tests and ODIs

The Int'l Cricket Council wants all member countries to use decision review system technology for every test and one-day int'l, according to the PRESS TRUST OF INDIA. The Chief Exec Committee suggested to the ICC Board that "if members can finance and obtain the required technology then the Decision Review System should be mandatory for all tests and ODIs" to avoid disputes during the games. ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said, "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 decision review in all test matches and ODIs" (PTI, 6/25). In London, Richard Hobson wrote that India is "heading for potential confrontation with the governing body of world cricket" over using DRS before the winter Test series against England. With hours off the ICC announcement, "India repeated its long-held stance that the two boards involved should be left to decide which gadgets are employed before any given series." The English Cricket Board has written the Board of Control for Cricket in India asking that the review system be "is in place for the four-Test series that begins in Ahmedabad in November." The English board "accepts that it can do little without an ICC resolution if India dig in their heels" (LONDON TIMES, 6/26).
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