India in SA

India won't change DRS stance

2013-12-30 19:47
Virat Kohli (Gallo Images)

Durban - India’s BCCI are unlikely to change their controversial view on the non-use of the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) despite the horrible decision against lynchpin batsman Virat Kohli which saw him given out caught behind to the first ball of the final day at Kingsmead on Monday.

The DRS system is approved and used by all nine other test playing nations but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has refused to endorse the system’s use in either home matches or tours in other countries. The ICC’s regulations on playing conditions stipulate that both teams should approve of its use before a series begins.

Wisden India managing editor, Anand Vasu, was sceptical about whether the Indian team would change its stance, despite potentially series-changing mistakes like Kohli’s decision: “Attitudes are currently too entrenched. The players are convinced that technology produces just as many mistakes as human error, and they are a long way from changing their view,” Vasu said.

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