Lahore, July 8 : Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has backed International Cricket Council''s decision to make the Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory in both Tests and One Day Internationals(ODIs). Misbah said that he had found the system to be helpful whenever Pakistan had used it, including during the 2011 World Cup.
"From my personal experience, I have found the system very useful and basically it gives the batting and fielding side a second chance, if the umpires have a bad day or decision. If you look at it positively it reduces pressures on umpires in tight decisions", Geo Sports quoted Misbah, as saying.
The ICC Chief Executives'' Committee unanimously agreed to make a modified version of the DRS mandatory in all Tests and ODIs at the cricket body''s annual conference in Hong Kong last month. The mandatory terms and conditions for the DRS recommended to the executive board for approval, consist of infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices. I am all for any technology that makes the sport more error-free and gives more options to the competing teams and players.
Obviously with every new technology there will be hiccups but once the technology gets better, it will be become more effective for teams," Misbah said.
He also said that he did not think it would be long before Test matches are played under lights with coloured balls.
"Day-and-night matches are crowd pullers and the future platform for Tests. To a professional cricketer, five-day Tests mean the real challenge in cricket so it is important that modifications are made for its betterment."(ANI)
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