Sydney, May 14 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is still opposing the Umpire Decision Review System ahead of its team’s tour to Australia next summer, despite the ICC cricket committee arguing for the system to be used in all series.
India’s stance means the ICC is unlikely to be given a mandate to change the current arrangement, which requires agreement from the competing teams to use the DRS, allowing each side two incorrect referrals per innings.
Cricket Australia has never encountered opposition from a touring team, but that is expected to change next summer.
“My personal view is strongly in support of DRS. We would be very keen for DRS to be in place for all international cricket,” CA boss James Sutherland said.
But the Indian board will reiterate its objection at the ICC executive board meeting in Hong Kong next month, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
“''The cricket committee is just a subcommittee and it can only make recommendations; it is for the executive board to ratify them or not. We will oppose it at the executive board because the UDRS in its present form is unacceptable to us,” BCCI secretary N. Srinivasan said on Cricinfo. (ANI)