No UDRS in India-SA Test series

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 23:44 PM IST

Johannesburg: The controversial Umpire Decision Review System will not be used during India`s Test tour of South Africa next month, coach Corrie van Zyl said.

Van Zyl said he was in favour of UDRS but the system will not be used in the Test series, given India`s opposition to it.

"I like UDRS and it does eradicate a lot of decisions that are wrong, which can only be good for the game. But, we are not going to use it and that`s the end of it," van Zyl said.

Implementation of UDRS in bilateral series depends upon the two playing countries and a CSA official also said the system will not be used in the three-match Test series starting on December 16 at Centurion.

"(We) will definitely not be using it. India are not keen to use it," an unnamed CSA official was quoted as saying by a leading cricket website.

South Africa have used the UDRS in other home series, most recently against England in 2009-10, and coach van Zyl said he was not disappointed with the decision not to use it against India.

"I`m not disappointed, I almost knew it was not going to happen in any case, so it`s not a major disappointment, and it will still be a very good series without it," van Zyl said.

South African skipper Graeme Smith was also in favour of using the UDRS consistently in all series.

India, who have used UDRS only once during a series in Sri Lanka in 2008, are strongly opposed to the system.

UDRS has been used in Australia, South Africa, England, New Zealand and West Indies and has found support from several captains and players.

PTI