UDRS means less bad decisions, says Sammy

Bridgetown: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has welcomed the introduction of Umpires Decisions Review System ( UDRS) across the world though he mentioned that it seemed to produce a lot more leg before decisions.

"My experience is that it minimises errors. It`s a good thing that ICC has brought it into place, it lessens mistakes in a game," stated Sammy ahead of the second Test on Tuesday.

An ICC meeting in Hong Kong has made the significant decision of UDRS being implemented across the globe though the use of the controversial tracker system would depend on the two respective boards in a bilateral series.

Indians have consistently opposed UDRS primarily because they were not convinced of the tracker system, which decides the trajectory and angle of a delivery after pitching.

The forthcoming series between India and England would see the UDRS system being introduced but without the tracker system in place.

"I remember against Pakistan we saw a lot of leg before decisions which might not have been given out otherwise. I don`t know how the technology works but it means less bad decisions."

Though Sammy welcomed UDRS, his prime concern ahead of the second Test is the form of the batsmen.

"Batsmen have to come to party, bowling hasn`t been our problem. But its` batters who haven`t been scoring runs for the better part of last decade.

"At times things look in control of batsmen. Then they suddenly lose it. We don`t have the confidence to win key moments. We are not able to put the last nail in the coffin."

The West Indian captain was no less harsh on himself. "For starters, I must not drop Dravid. But frankly I need to play consistent cricket. I must contribute with the bat.

"The team is not able to score runs. I want to put runs on the board and justify to myself that I remain the workhorse of the team."

Sammy also confirmed that Marlon Samuels, the middle order batsman from Jamaica, will get a chance to play the match at Kensington Oval.

Bureau Report

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