A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI.
The use of Decision Review System (DRS) has been a hot topic of discussion since Indian team's refusal to use it. It once again came in to the limelight on the third day of the first Commonwealth Bank Test between India and Australia here Thursday.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar Sunday slammed the Indian cricketers for their embarrassing innings defeat in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, saying that they showed "no backbone" to fight against a "persistent" England side.
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again pointed to the flaws that exist in the present Decision Review System (DRS), saying that India continues to be a victim of it, and therefore, is reluctant to accept it.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly trialling a new review system, called Officiating Replay System (ORS), in which a non-match umpire is provided with direct replays during a match, during the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the UAE.
Indian batting legend and commentator Sunil Gavaskar said that the Indian cricket board would not change their controversial view on the non-use of the Decision Review System (DRS) despite lynchpin batsman Virat Kohli being given out caught behind to the first ball of the final day at Kingsmead on Monday.
Cricket`s governing body on Friday furthered its process of improving the much-debated decision review system by providing direct replays to a non-match umpire, a trial also experimented earlier this year.
Former Australian Test cricketer Andrew McDonald has indicated that the ICC has made the Decision Review System (DRS) from `bad to worse` with its resolution to add two reviews after 80 overs in an innings during Test matches from October 1.