Graeme Pollock slams BCCI,ICC for DRS non-implementation

Pollock felt BCCI's continuous rejection of DRS is mainly due to its unsuitability to Indian batsmen.

Written by Agencies | Johannesburg | Published: July 2, 2012 9:38 pm

Graeme Pollock,voted South Africa’s best cricketer of the 20th century in 2009,has blasted BCCI for yet again raising a red flag for the universal implementation of the DRS.

Pollock did not spare the ICC either as he slammed the world governing body of the game for not taking on the financial and administrative responsibility to impose the technology.

Pollock felt the BCCI’s continuous rejection of the DRS was mainly due to its unsuitability to Indian batsmen.

“It’s ridiculous that India have managed to do this on their own,but it does suggest that DRS favours sides that have lots of good batsmen,” Pollock said.

Pollock was reacting to BCCI’s opposition to the DRS at an ICC board meeting in Kuala Lumpur last week,effectively vetoing the adoption of the system that uses infrared cameras,finely-tuned microphones and ball-tracking devices to aid umpires.

“Essentially,the system does not suit India’s top six (batsmen). You play differently if you’re a batsman,when the review system is in operation,” Pollock told the daily ‘Business Day’.

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