By CricketCountry Staff
Dubai: Jun 26, 2012
The International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board is set to meet in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday and Wednesday to decide the fate of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) will be decided in those 48 hours.
For the system to become a law, the executive board’s approval is mandatory and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has insisted its position will remain unchanged.
According to reports in DNA, the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) recommended the universal application of the system after, according to the ICC, “being satisfied with the technology enhancements provided by new Hotspot cameras.”
The CEC, which met in Kuala Lumpur for the last two days, has apparently been satisfied by the results of the independent research on ball tracking conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology.
“Dr Rosten had tested the accuracy and reliability of ball tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were 100 per cent in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments,” the ICC said in a statement.
The ICC, however, insisted on unanimity. “We have made good progress in independently testing ball tracking and the new enhancements has resulted in the CEC unanimously supporting the ICC Cricket Committee’s recommendation to universally apply the DRS in all Test matches and ODIs,” Haroon Lorgat, the outgoing CEO, said.
A lot will depend on how BCCI president N Srinivasan, who sits in the executive board, handles the tricky matter. There is fierce opposition from the other boards — particularly from Pakistan who claimed that many decisions went against them in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Generally, the BCCI has its way at the ICC but Srinivasan’s convincing skills will be put to test over the next two days.