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.
England middle-order batsman Joe Root has refused to blame his team`s batsmen for the slump in the post-lunch session that saw them collapse from 134/1 to 202/7 handing India the advantage in the first Test at Nottingham.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly confident that the presence of former Indian captain Anil Kumble in the discussion over the Decision Review System (DRS) will win over the powerful Indian board in changing their stance over the system.
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.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday blamed losing too many wickets in the morning session and some poor umpiring decisions for their 10-wicket defeat in the second Test against South Africa but applauded the way his team played in the series.
The real-time snickometer, which is the new update in the much-maligned Decision Review System (DRS), is reportedly set to be added to the technology available to the umpires during the winter Ashes series.
Bangladesh`s deadline for getting its stadiums ready for next year`s World Twenty20 has been extended until November 30, the International Cricket Council said Saturday after a two-day board meeting in London.
The new playing conditions for all three formats of international cricket -- including the contentious Decision Review System and stricter penalties for ball-tampering -- came into effect with the series between Bangladesh and New Zealand which started here on Wednesday.