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.
England and Australia have pledged their support for the Decision Review System (DRS) after ICC`s General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice met representatives of both the teams and the ICC umpires in Durham, the world body said on Thursday.
Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly denied using silicon tape on his bat to avoid edges being detected by the Decision Review System (DRS) technology in the Ashes, and has slammed the accusations as `hurtful lies`.