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Int'l Cricket Council Defends Performances Of Umpires, Decision Review System
Published July 18, 2013
SPIRIT OF THE GAME: The BBC's Ben Dirs wrote there has been much talk about "the spirit of the game" since the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. But "does it not seem odd to believe that cricket should be governed by a spirit when we have algorithms and thermal imaging and all manner of cutting edge gadgets to make things less mysterious?" Technology, and the DRS, "which took centre stage in Nottingham last week, was introduced because we live in a scientific age." And once cricket "conceded that we live in a scientific age then any talk of spirits started to sound wilfully old-fashioned." At "least to some" (BBC, 7/16).