Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Saturday confessed that one of the unacceptable aspects of year 2011 was not being able to achieve a consent regarding the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) for international matches, regardless of majority of the players being in favour of the technology.
DRS have been the issue debate ever since Australian batsmen Michael Hussey and Ed Cowan were given out by the on-field umpire regardless of TV replays showing otherwise.
Even Zaheer Khan could have got Ricky Ponting leg-before as television repeated showed that the batsman was plumb in front.
Lorgat was quoted as saying in the ICC media release, “We have not achieved uniformity or consistent application of the Decision Review System (DRS) even though a vast majority of the players would like to have it.”
According to Lorgat, Pakistan trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif being found guilty of spot-fixing, it was also disappointment in this year.
“A major lowlight would be the sentencing of the three Pakistan players after having been found guilty of spot-fixing,” he said.
Another disappointment for Lorgat was not being able to sort out the world test championship in 2013.
“I referred briefly to the test championship and my disappointment that we did not agree to 2013 being the inaugural year and instead postponed it to 2017.”
The chief executive was all admire for the world cup mutually hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
He said that “I think 2011 will be most noted for being the world cup year that was spectacularly hosted in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka and for the host nation India winning it after some 28 years. I can clearly recall those magical scenes in Mumbai after India had won the World Cup.”