BCCI remains defiant on UDRS
London: Despite questionable calls marring the nail-biting first Test match between India and Australia in Mohali, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stays opposed to the umpire decision review system.
India’s players appear to have become more open to the concept, but BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan told a sports channel that prospects of India using the system are not on the cards now.
“Umpires are human beings and they can make errors. Rather than stressing on the wrong decisions given, we should be happy that India has won the Test match. As of now, I can tell you that we are not thinking about using the (system) for the New Zealand series (which follows the series against Australia),” Srinivasan said.
The decision reviews will be employed on the subcontinent at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, but the system will remain a sporadic part of international cricket with continuous opposition by the Indian cricket officials.
The system of decision reviews permits the teams to have two appeals per innings.
This took place during the Mohali Test when umpire Billy Bowden checked on a possible no ball off the bowling of Indian pacer Ishant Sharma after Michael Clarke was caught at short mid-wicket.
But playing conditions of the series do not permit referrals on lbw’s or edges.
“I mean, if the technology is available, you can give it to the umpires so that they can use it,” said Indian pacer Zaheer Khan, who was adjudged the man-of-the-match.