BCCI agrees to use DRS during India vs England Test series

| Updated: Oct 21, 2016 18:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed the use the Decision Review System on a trial basis in the forthcoming Test series between India and England starting from the 9th of November, so as to evaluate the improvements made to the system, over a period of time In the meeting with the International Cricket Council and the Hawkeye officials, the improvements made to the system were further evaluated by the BCCI team, who were satisfied that most of the concerns and suggestions that were expressed by BCCI over a period of time, were addressed to a significant extent. The significant changes, which have been effected, include: • The introduction of ultramotion cameras will address issues with regard to calculating the predictive path which allows the ball tracking, to be more accurate. • Manual intervention to set the impact point has been controlled by the introduction of the 'Ultra edge', which has been approved by MIT and will help in determining the frame of impact. • Ultraedge also ensures that post impact balls do not affect the predicted path or impact point and hence the accuracy has been improved. • Earlier, there was a possibility that the operator would have missed a delivery and hence a LBW appeal could have been missed. Now, Hawkeye has developed the technology to record and save all images so that in case an operator fails to arm the tracking system, the images can be rewound and replayed. • Based on the recommendation from BCCI, additional cameras have been installed so that there is redundancy and also provide 100% reliable spin vision for DRS. "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 and 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," BCCI President Anurag Thakur said. (ANI)