SLC confirms DRS for Australia series

Sri Lanka Cricket have confirmed that the DRS will be used in the upcoming series against Australia, contradicting earlier reports.

Sri Lankan media had previously reported that a cash-crunched SLC was looking at saving money by not using the DRS, the technology for which is estimated to cost about $5000 a day.

Upali Dharmadasa, the SLC interim committee chairman, told ESPNcricinfo yesterday: “The use of UDRS is a priority for us since the decision was taken, during the ICC annual conference in Hong Kong, to use it in all series, which all the members agreed to.”

A revised version of the DRS, including Hot Spot but not ball-tracking technology, has been made mandatory for all Tests and one-day internationals by the ICC, subject to availability and commercial considerations. National boards can decide whether to add the ball-tracking tools.

Dharmadasa said SLC still had a few questions about the DRS that would be resolved by next week. “Regarding the predictive path, we have written to the ICC and the final decision will be taken at the SLC meeting on Wednesday.” (cricinfo)

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