Sydney: India’s rejection of the Decision Review System (DRS) for their Test series against Australia could lift up tensions and increase the number of controversial decisions, reports said on Wednesday.
Cricket Australia had expected the Indian cricket board would allow a concession version of the DRS, which uses technology to advance the accuracy of decisions. But Indian cricket chiefs said that they would not move as of anxiety over the accuracy of electronic aids.
The Indian board’s sturdy opposition to the DRS meant the four-Test series, which starts in Melbourne, was never expected to feature umpire reviews. It will be Australia’s first Test series played without referrals since Ricky Ponting’s men toured India last October.
Australian coach Mickey Arthur said that he had hoped the DRS would be used during the Test series against India, which will begin on December 26. “I have been in favour of it, I always have been,” Arthur said.
During their tour of England, India endorsed a negotiation DRS version that barred the review of lbw decisions. India allowed Hot Spot to be used for close catches and edges.