BCCI approves use of DRS in India-England Test series

BCCI has approved the use of DRS in the upcoming India-England Test series, which begins on November 9, on a trial basis.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 2:51 pm

BCCI has agreed to use the Decision Review System in upcoming five-match Test series against England which begins November 9. The board has decided to use the DRS on “trial basis to to evaluate the improvements made to the system over a period of time”.

BCCI, ICC and Hawkeye officials had a meeting to discuss the improvements made to the system and they were further evaluated by the BCCI team which was satisfied with most of it.

India last used the DRS in a bilateral series back in 2008 against Sri Lanka and have never implemented it after that in a bilateral series. India have used the DRS in multi-national tournaments including World Cups.

“We are happy to note that Hawkeye has institutionalised all the recommendations made by BCCI, and we confirm that this improved version of DRS will be used on a trial basis during the forthcoming series against England,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said.

“Based on the performance of the system and the feedback that we will receive, further continuation in forthcoming series will be decided. We recognise the enhanced role of technology in sport, and BCCI will lead such initiatives in coming days, and enrich the viewer experience.”