UDRS not mandatory says ICC.is it a victory for BCCI?
October 12, 2011 5:33am CST
hi friends.somewhere before june this year,there was a rule that the teams playing can choose whether they want UDRS or not. since BCCI has been against it ever since the infamous 20-1 ratio during the india-srilanka series,they used this rule to make sure UDRS was not included in matches whenever india plays. after some sort of tug of war ,after many accused BCCI of using muscle power (or PAWAR ) and making ICC rule infavour of BCCI, ICC finally decided to make UDRS mandatory in al form of cricket irrespective of how the teams feels. this decision is ofcourse taken after a lengthy talk with BCCI who wanted hawk eye out. lady luck might have deserted the indian captain but not indian cricket board. ever since UDRS is made mandatory,its pretty much behaved like newly turned 18 year olds i.e. missing the obvious while enjoying freedom. hawkeye failed to track the ball accurately mnot even approximately. the ever reliable hot spot was rendered useless by vasselin. snicko can only be used in india when india is not playing ( no crowd noise ). finaly ICC must have realised its mistake and said UDRS is still in its initial stages and further improvement are necessary.so its not mandatory anymore. which almost sounded like a speech prepared by Mr.Srinivasan. to sum it up,every other nation will use UDRS as long as their opposition is not india a.k.a. BCCI
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14 Oct 11
I think you got your news wrong on this. What ICC has said is that UDRS is mandatory for all the ICC global competitions. But it is not mandatory for bi-lateral series between two nations. So if India is playing in a bi-lateral series against any other nation, then they can decide to go without the UDRS. Cheers! Ram
15 Oct 11
Yes, this happened in the first series in which UDRS was used. It was very clear that technology can only help, but the final call is in the hands of the third umpire. If he is a lousy umpire as was the case in Sri Lanka the results would just be really poor. Cheers! Ram
15 Oct 11
In previous topics on UDRS i mentioned about lots of demerits of UDRS as pointed out by cricket experts.Its not just about BCCI,the biggest suppoters of UDRS that are ECB and Aus should first convince their own players to have faith in UDRS.Broad checking bat of Laxman for Vaseline layer and Ponting arguing with Aleem Dar in an Ashes test shows that players outside India are also not convinced about accuracy of this system.Very recently the wrong decisions of Dravid and Aus opener Hughes has exposed both Ball tracking and Hot spot.When it creates more howlers than it eliminates its better that this system should not be compulsory.It was another stupid decision by ICC which backfired just like the rule of Super Sub .