New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday reiterated India's stand on Decision Review System (DRS), stating the onus was on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to convince them that it was 100 percent error-free.
“We need to see if the ICC can rise up to the challenge. Some aspects of the DRS like no-ball, bat pad catches and other reviews could be improved further and would be acceptable by us. But we will not accept DRS for LBW decisions. We have major issues about it and unless the ICC makes that foolproof we cannot accept a DRS with LBW,“ Thakur was quoted as saying by a report in the Times of India.
Previously, the BCCI has opposed moves to use DRS in Tests involving India as they predictive tracking system, Snickometer and Hot Spot are not completely accurate.
Without taking BCCI on board, the ICC cannot afford the costs that come with introducing a universal DRS system.
“We do a lot of excellent work. We organise so many matches, tournaments, impart coaching, pay out pensions, player support systems, etc. No other Board anywhere in the world is so proactive.Even within India, no other sport association does even a fraction of what we do for players and the sport. Yet, a minor issue here or there is blown out of proportion and this has put us in a bad light.My task and desire is to change that perception,” Thakur further added.