Mumbai: The controversial Decision Review System (DRS) is likely to be used during the 2016 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
A report in PTI on Friday claimed that a reluctant Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering the introduction of DRS, without the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) referrals, in the premier Twenty20 league this year.
"There is a proposal to use DRS in the IPL minus the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) referrals. We have just started discussing it," IPL Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla was quoted as saying in the report.
The Indian cricket board has been a staunch opponent of the controversial system, but it's president Shashank Manohar, who is also the chairman of the International Cricket Council, had recently hinted at a possible acceptance.
Indian limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also stated his stand against the system in the past, asking for a fool proof system. But a series of decisions going against India in successive Test and ODI series in the absence of DRS, the BCCI officials might have reportedly felt the need of using it.
During the recently-concluded five-match ODI series between India and Australia, India were hurt because of the absence of DRS.
India were at the receiving end of a bad decision during the first one-dayer when George Bailey clearly nicked one off Barinder Sran to Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the first ball and was ruled not out. Australia were 21 for two then and Bailey scored a century to win the match.
In the third match also, Bailey was adjudged not out due to lack of the technology.
(With PTI inputs)