India is ready for UDRS

The Board of Control for Cricket in India and its players might have been in skeptical about the reliability of the controversial Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS).But now the board and the players are left with no other option but to adopt the technology in the upcoming ICC World Cup in the Subcontinent. The India skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has time and again questioned the perfect nature of technology in the past, said on Wednesday they are ready to take the challenge in the mega event."Regarding DRS, we are prepared for it”, said the skipper. “You may see a few captains very happy with it. We need to do our homework and be prepared for the DRS", he added.

Whenever a batsmen or bowler feels the field umpire has been mistaken in making a decision, he simply makes a T sign and the TV umpire has a look at it. If the on-field umpire has really made a mistake, he (on-field umpire) then crosses arms and reverses his decision. The BCCI hasn't been helpful of referral system ever since the ICC started its experiment in the Test matches and has repeatedly refused to adopt the technology in India's bilateral Test series. The BCCI secretary, N Srinivasan, has been more blunt while opposing the use of technology as he had said, "We don't accept this technology. We are not going to use it in any bilateral series".


In the Test series, International Cricket Council (ICC) has left it to the respective boards to decide whether to use UDRS in a series but in the case of the ICC 2011 World Cup, the governing body went a step furher and made it mandatory to use the technology in the extravaganza beginning in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from 19 February. Commenting on ICC’s decision of using technology in the World Cup, Srinivasan had said, "Well, World Cup is an ICC event and if ICC decided to use it, they clearly can".

The ongoing One Day International (ODI) series between Ashes rivals, England and Australia, in the latter’s back yard is the ever first limited overs series featuring the Umpire Decision Review System technology. Initially the International Cricket Council had decided to use the technology all through the ICC 2011 World Cup but due to a lack of 'Hot Spot' machines, the referral system would be used from the quarterfinal stage. The month-long group stage would be played without UDRS.


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