Two days after senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and a few former India players came out in support of the much-debated Decision Review System, the Cricket Board maintained today that the referral process in its current form is unacceptable.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job".
With close decisions going against India of late, current and former cricketers feel it is high time the BCCI give its nod to the contentious Decision Review System as refusal to accept technology is hurting the team badly.
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.
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.