In a remarkable change or we call it a development in Indian cricket, the BCCI is seriously contemplating using Decision Review System (DRS) during India’s upcoming home series against England.BCCI’s stand has been abandonedly clear over the Decision Review System or well known as DRS.
BCCI was never in favour of the system but now it is looking like with the modern technology improving the probability of the better decisions, Indian Cricket Board is also turning flexible over it. If DRS becomes a reality it will be for the first time that technology will be used for a bilateral Test series in India.
The last time it was used on Indian soil was during 2011 ICC World Cup.
An ICC spokesperson independently confirmed to PTI that the global body’s GM cricket Geoff Allardice along with representatives from the company providing technical support will meet BCCI bigwigs and coach Anil Kumble.
“Next week’s meeting is to discuss the recommendations from the DRS technology testing project (conducted by MIT engineers), along with improvements in HawkEye ball-tracking technology that have been introduced over recent years,” the ICC spokesperson said.
Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli’s Duo could have played a major role if BCCI agrees with DRS
However, Virat Kohli, since taking over reins in the longest version, has shown his openness towards embracing the technology. Also, Indian Coach Anil Kumble’s presence is vital in the scheme of things not only because he is the chairman of ICC Cricket Committee but also he had visited the MIT laboratory last year to monitor the progress on the much talked about ball-tracking and Hawk Eye technologies.
India will be playing five Tests against England and it is expected that Indian Ace Spinner R Ashwin, Ravinder Jadeja and England’s Spinner Moeen Ali will be seen bowling long spells. With close in catches being a big factor, the introduction of “Hot Spot” could significantly lessen umpiring howlers.
That series has been the reference point for Indians for such a long time whenever the topic of DRS was broached. However, the India-England series could usher in a new beginning. The five-match Test series begins with the opener in Rajkot from 9 November.