India cricket ready to use modified decision review

HONG KONG, (Reuters) – The Indian cricket board  (BCCI) has finally agreed to use the Decision Review System  (DRS) after the International Cricket Council (ICC) today  proposed a modified version of the technology which allows teams  to challenge umpire rulings.
Teams can make two unsuccessful appeals against an umpire’s  decision using DRS but under the new version, ball-tracking  technology will no longer be mandatory.
“The agreed standards will include infra-red cameras and  audio-tracking devices,” the governing body said in a statement.
“The continued use of ball-tracking technology as a  decision-making aid will depend on bilateral agreement between  the participating members.”
The BCCI had been opposing DRS’s mandatory use in all test  and one-day internationals as it felt the ball-tracking  technology was “unreliable” but the ICC’s new version appears to  have won the Indian board over.
“The BCCI is agreeable to the use of technology in  decision-making, which will include infra-red cameras and  audio-tracking devices,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a  statement.
Of the existing DRS tools, Snickometer is used to detect  edges, Hot Spot uses infra-red cameras to give more convincing  indications of the ball’s point of contact, while Hawk Eye  replicates the ball’s trajectory.
The ICC also recommended a qualification process to  accommodate teams outside the 10 test playing nations in the  2015 World Cup.
A proposal to abolish a runner aiding an injured batsman   was also approved and all these issues will be discussed in the  two-day ICC Executive Board meeting starting tomorrow.

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