Aug 24, 2013
“The DRS system is not working as it was designed to do and is making the game look clumsy and making the umpires look foolish. It was brought in to rid the game of the ‘howler’, but it has not achieved that, Chappell was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
“Before it was brought in, the International Cricket Council (ICC) did a survey of umpires and decision-making and found that the umpires were correct 93 per cent of the time; 7 per cent of players may have been unhappy, but that is a pretty good result,” he added.
Chappell suggested couple of measures to deal with the mess the game finds itself in due to the poor implications of the DRS.
“One suggestion has been that if a review is inconclusive and goes back to the umpire’s call, the team should not lose its appeal,” he said.
Chappell also added, “I would like to see a mechanism introduced where the third umpire can interject if a howler has been made, no matter if all the team reviews have been used.”
The Australian said that players during his era had grown up accepting umpire’s decision as the final call. It may have left a few frustrated at times, but he feels that it went a long way in character building.