Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's time BCCI must accept UDRS

India can feel hard on the umpiring decisions that were gone against them in the first test between India and Australia, but they have only themselves to blame. Many Indian fans would have thought that Umpire Decision Review System(UDRS) should have been in place for the series. BCCI's reluctance to implementing UDRS hurts India more than Australia. BCCI has been against UDRS ever since it has been introduced. The technology didn’t work in favor of India the last time they were visiting Sri Lanka, which was a couple of years ago. BCCI argues that they are not comfortable with UDRS unless a technology at least as reliable as Hot Spot is used.

I think the favor UDRS does to a team depends on how the team uses it. Sri Lanka used it to their advantage and successfully challenged many decisions as opposed to India. India challenged many obvious dismissals which went against them and wasted their referrals.

I think it's time BCCI should give a green signal to UDRS.

What's your take on UDRS? Should it be continued? Or should it be rejected as certain umpiring errors(without UDRS) leads to more exciting matches with twists, like the first test b/w India and Australia that is concluded today?

PS: Take a bow VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma. Laxman fought hard despite his bad back and handed over India another memorable win against Australia.

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6 comments:

Soulberry said...

Absolutely!

And, India must lead the quest for betterment of the system.

srinivasarao said...

Yes SB!!

India can't keep rejecting UDRS while all other countries are giving it a try and benefiting from it.

raj mishra said...

No Thanks Mate. If UDRS is implemented, appeals by Indian Players will be rejected(if they are close calls) and appeals by other countries(specifically, ones starting with A, N, E) will be upheld.

Most such appeals will be close calls which means India will have to take more than 10 wickets per test and will have less than 10 wickets while batting.
No, thanks, it is enough that we have Chris Broads to screw us unfairly. Dont want to add another layer of screwers of India

Anonymous said...

India had a bad experience with UDRS, and somehow, it wasn't pool proof, srilankans took advantage of it(The technitians behind the scene). Until it is pool proof, BCCI will not accept. If somebody can tweek it to produce different result.

ASP.NET said...

India had a bad experience with UDRS, and somehow, it wasn't pool proof, srilankans took advantage of it(The technitians behind the scene). Until it is pool proof, BCCI will not accept. If somebody can tweek it to produce different result.

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