DRS in WC proved to be a successful one: Lorgat

Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 21:12 PM IST

Mumbai: ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said that the introduction of the much talked-about Decision Referral System (DRS) in the mega-event proved to be a successful one.

"DRS was successful. It has improved umpiring standards by more than five per cent. There has been no blatant errors or no complaints from teams over decision that could have affected the outcome of the match.

"And the spectators in the stadium valuing the DRS make it a lot more entertaining," he said.

Lorgat also clarified that no amendment has made to the controversial 2.5 metre rule.

The ICC CEO also vowed to do everything possible in order to keep the sport clean.

"We want the game to be clean at all level. That is one thing we don`t want to compromise. We are doing our utmost to free cricket of match-fixing."

He also confirmed that the next edition of the tournament, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will feature 10 teams, and the format could be like the one that was used in the 1992 edition.