Kuala Lumpur, June 25(ANI): Even though the influential Board of Cricket Control (BCCI) in India has consistently opposed the use of video technology in the game, citing reasons that it is unreliable, cricket's chief executives have come out in support of the use of obligatory video umpires in Tests and one-day internationals.
|Even though the influential Board of Cricket Control in India has consistently opposed the use of video technology in the game, citing reasons that it is unreliable,.....|
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executives' committee has said independent tests had proved the reliability of the Decision Review System (DRS), which also slots in ball-tracking and 'hotspot' thermal imaging.
"We have made good progress in independently testing ball-tracking and the new enhancements have resulted in the CEC unanimously supporting the ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation to universally apply the DRS in all Test matches and ODIs," The News quoted ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, as saying in a statement.
The recommendation for compulsory DRS, provided host countries can afford the equipment, will now be considered by the ICC Board, which is meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur. (ANI)