Clarke gets a life thanks to BCCI

@banta78 (4335)
India
February 22, 2013 3:16am CST
Yes, that's right! Clarke who is in great form and might prove to be thorn in this crucial India VS AUS Test series. He was clearly out bat and pad of the bowling of Ashwin today on first day of Test match. Everyone was convinced except sadly umprire Dharamasena. And thanks to BCCI keeping away DRS, Indians could not appeal the wrong decision and get it overturned. It seems so silly. And thus, Clarke who acts as if nothing had happened, escaped just like that. In this day n age, when tech is everywhere. We are not using it and giving wrong decisions. It hurts players careers and can draw viewer apathy sooner too. Indian players in recent times have been on wrong side in crucial junctures esp. our bowlers who need all the support they can get. As Indian players like the fans tend to get emotional about these things which is natural and does take a toll in their performances. I think we as cricket fans at the least deserve hard and fair game. And it is high time cricket authorities, be it BCCI or ICC took the matter seriously and ensured correct decisions are made whenever possible.
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@vbpujara (646)
• Rajkot, India
22 Feb 13
Yes. BCCI is already behind to improve cricket and taking innovative decision to make cricket better.Why DRS has not made compulsory by ICC for every team and it taken away by most cricket playing team. also BCCI never thinks to improve grounds and its facilities and implementing Technics for viewers that we see in grounds of Aus,Eng & SA. Still we have not fast drying drainage system in any ground. BCCI less concentrates in international matches than IPL.
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• India
22 Feb 13
BCCI is the richest board, and they know how to make money. They are least bothered about your or our sentiments, even if India lose series how will it affect them. We will still wait for next series and keep watching the matches... they make money from IPL, they will concentrate there.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
23 Feb 13
I also think that that BCCI is one of the richest board.
@vbpujara (646)
• Rajkot, India
24 Feb 13
@amitjoamon- Surely, BCCI is richest board (and will be in future for long time)but we have not Grounds like MCG,SCG,LORDS,EDGBASTON or WONDERERS.compare our grounds and facilities with them what is difference to earn money and using at right place. And just few days remaining to starting in 2 month boaring drama for it, I have already left to watch the time wasting drama from 2011 and this time i will not watch it. @ajithlal- No any doubt, BCCI is the richest board from other boards.
@ptrikha_2 (9618)
• India
22 Feb 13
DRS by itself was not wrong. If there were some shortcomings, they could always be overcome. Its time BCCI reconsidered its decision on DRS, and start its usage in Indian matches.
• India
22 Feb 13
I think you have a point. Today or tomorrow BCCI will have to go the DRS way. It is better if they start using the full technology for at least Indian matches like Ranji, etc. It could be tested to see how it works. I suggest the DRS could also be used during the IPL as well. It will be more interesting.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
22 Feb 13
I think there should always be DRS so that players can review. I think most probably BCCI does not want is because they have to pay money for it. I think most probably there would be more correct decisions if DRS was there.
@banta78 (4335)
• India
22 Feb 13
I don't think money is really an issue. BCCI is the richest board and could easily afford to pay for it. We see most boards even with much lesser cash-flow wanting to bring in DRS. So, I don't think see any reason not to use it. If they have reservations against some tech, use something else. If nothing just appoint credible TV umpire to ensure correct sensible decisions are made.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Feb 13
Unfortunately, BCCI has been stubborn about this decision. I think Dhoni himself has not been a supporter of DRS and thus BCCI goes with his view on this. Anyhow without DRS some decisions go in your favor, some don't. Cheers! Ram
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Feb 13
But the example of Finn hitting the stumps has nothing to do really with DRS. As per the ICC rule books it is within the umpire's discretion to judge whether the knocking of the stumps affected the batsmen's concentration and if so, he can rule in batsmen's favor. Cheers! Ram
• India
22 Feb 13
The problem lies with some experience Seniors players who are opposed to this DRS. A one or two wrong decisions with DRS has changed the perception completely in our players. So many crucial decisions are not going India way. Indian players were unhappy when some dubious decision went against them when DRS was in place. Today Australia would have been all out if DRS was there.