ICC should go 'against' India

2011-06-23 14:05

London - Former England opening batsman Geoff Boycott believes the ICC should make Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory despite India's resistance against the use of technology.

Boycott told ESPNcricinfo that some ICC countries are afraid of offending India, but that if a majority voted for the use of DRS they could simply say "sorry India, you are in a minority."

He said "India won't like it, but you can't be run by one country."

ICC's cricket committee made a number of recommendations in May, including that DRS should be implemented in all test matches and ODIs, but with a limit of one failed review instead of the current two.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has consistently opposed the DRS, claiming that it is not 100 percent foolproof.


  • Kaapie - 2011-06-23 14:32

    And boot their T20 cpmpetition as well.. Overkill

      camp.j - 2011-06-23 15:22

      I agree with Kaapie, T20 is a pile! Why waste 3hrs, toss a coin, heads or tails, and we have a winner.

      Kaapie - 2011-06-23 15:41

      Me .. to Stonehenge and You

      Gunner - 2011-07-05 09:57

      Kaapie, another ass. Stop watching it then if it's...."overkill"

  • Bill - 2011-06-23 14:49

    Of course the BCCI will oppose the DRS - they have no financial interest in the system. What India wants, India gets, and the rest of the cricketing world can go and get knotted.

      Gunner - 2011-07-05 09:58

      Crap....there are flaws in the system

  • Ollie - 2011-06-23 15:06

    I agree - DRS should be mandatory

  • sc? - 2011-06-23 15:10

    Make the system foolproof - and I am sure India will accept it -

      Gunner - 2011-07-05 09:59

      Well said...Finally someone who is talking sense

  • mxog25 - 2011-06-23 15:14

    So now just bcoz the Indians dont want to use it, it must be scrapped? Bollocks!

      mike - 2011-06-23 15:55

      Bloody agents

      Gunner - 2011-07-05 10:00

      nobody spoke abt it being scrapped

  • Ben - 2011-06-23 15:22

    The only reason India is against it is because they love their random appeals... I thought the ICC is a democracy? Screw India if they don't like it.

      Ben - 2011-06-23 15:25

      plus bring back the thermal cam review while you're ad it...

      Gunner - 2011-07-05 10:01

      Just another one who cannot accept that India at the top....

  • CobaltZulu - 2011-06-23 16:49

    When the system can become 100% foolproof and accurate I will be all for it, but as it stands now with there being so much doubt about the accuracy of the technology and the calls becoming a bit of a lottery I say lets leave it to true human error with the onfield Umpires. Should the technoligical failings be resolved then use it but until then pass thanks

      Gunner - 2011-07-05 10:02

      Well said boet...It's not about India but about the system which is not 100%

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