BCCI softens stand after umpiring howlers, willing to adopt ORS instead of DRS

In the 2016-17 season, India will play 17 Tests.

BCCI softens stand after umpiring howlers, willing to adopt ORS instead of DRS

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has softened its stand on the much-debated Decision Review System (DRS) of late.

Few days back, secretary Anurag Thakur admitted that the world's richest cricket board had no problems in accepting the DRS in a new avatar.

According to a report in the Times of India, the BCCI is in favour of an Overall Review System (ORS) instead of the DRS.

This means the Indian board and players are open to use of technology to review all decisions except the LBW.

The BCCI's stance over the matter has changed due to repeated umpiring errors that have cost the team dearly in the last four months.

In the 2016-17 season, India will play 17 Tests - Bangladesh (1 Test), New Zealand (3), England (5) and Australia (4) and West Indies (4).

"While we are still against the ball-tracking technology, we don't want to miss out on bat pad decisions, which we did in Sri Lanka last year," a source told TOI.

"India should have won 3-0 against Sri Lanka but for a few poor umpiring decisions. Dinesh Chandimal was out not once but thrice after the umpires failed to detect the edges and he went on to win the match for his team by scoring a hundred. Similarly here with Bailey and Maxwell," the source further added.

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