Fixture & Results
Implementation of DRS can be debated upon: Kohli
29th September 2016
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is of the opinion that Decision Review System (DRS) is something on which the thinktank of BCCI can certainly debate upon.
Talking about the recent umpire decisions because of which India has been on a receiving end, Virat said: "We can't complain now that we have opted not to allow DRS. But it is something that can certainly be debated upon. There are no excuses for making errors though, but we cant take it to heart."
When asked if the DRS should be implemented, he said: "I can't say yes or no from where I am. But meetings are on and certain areas can certainly be debated like the ball tracking system and hawk eye."
The DRS is a technology-based system first introduced in Test cricket for the sole purpose of reviewing controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires as to whether or not a batsman had been dismissed. The system was first tested in an India v Sri Lanka match in 2008 and was officially launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on November 24 2009 during the first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin.
There is a growing feeling among the team that many of the marginal calls tend to go against them, which could be overturned by DRS. It is a big departure from the days when India were happy with the uncertainty of human error. "Once the DRS is implemented then we can work on the grey areas. It is something that can be discussed for being implemented in future. But now we can certainly debate and discuss on the issues," Virat said.
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