Melbourne: The all-powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India has convinced the International Cricket Council to end the mandatory use of DRS (umpire decision review systems) in international cricket and the technology will not be used during the Indian team’s tour of Australia, starting in December.
BCCI president N Srinivasan backed by batting great Sachin Tendulkar, an ardent critic of the technology, made a presentation to world cricket chiefs showing apparent errors in Hot Spot decisions during their recent tour of England.
Under new rules, the DRS system will require the approval of both teams in a series.
Controversy over Hot Spot erupted in England recently when India claimed it had been on the wrong end of several incorrect decisions, The Courier Mail reports.
But it is understood that Channel 9 is likely to use Hot Spot, Eagle Eye and other technological ball-tracking devices for the marquee four-Test series - regardless of India`s refusal to use the systems for umpiring decisions.