ICC leaves it to BCCI, CSA to sort out UDRS application

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 16:36 PM IST

Mumbai: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday left it to the Indian Cricket Board and its South African counterpart to decide whether to use the highly debated Umpires Decision Review System during the full series in South Africa.

"The BCCI is still not convinced about the reliability of the technology in the Umpires Decision Review System. We would leave it to the BCCI and Cricket South Africa to come to an understanding (whether to use it or not)," said ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat at a media conference here.

India`s tour of South Africa begins with the first of the three Tests at Centurion on December 16.

Lorgat was optimistic that India would finally get around to accepting the UDRS in every series they play.

"A lot of players are happy with the system. I am confident in due course the BCCI would give consent (to use the system)," said Lorgat at the function to announce ICC`s five-year commercial deal for an undisclosed amount with money transfer major MoneyGram International.

Lorgat also said unless the host board puts everything in place for the proper use of the UDRS, it cannot be implemented, adding once everyone is convinced about the reliability of the system, it will be made mandatory in every series.

"Even for the (2011) World Cup, for that matter, we don`t have sufficient `Hot Spot` cameras to be used," he said.

PTI