Anurag Thakur said that India have major problem with DRS for LBW decisions and until it is foolproof, they will not accept © IANS
Anurag Thakur said that India have major problem with DRS for LBW decisions and until it is foolproof, they will not accept © IANS

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Anurag Thakur stated that the International Cricket Council (ICC) need to reform few Decision Review System (DRS) and then only India will accept the system. “We need to see if the ICC can rise up to the challenge. Some aspects of the DRS like no ball, bat-pad catches and other reviews could be improved further and would be acceptable by us. But we will not accept DRS for LBW decisions. We have major issues about it and unless the ICC makes that foolproof we cannot accept a DRS with LBW,” Thakur was quoted as saying by Times of India.

“We do a lot of excellent work. We organise so many tournaments, impart coaching systems, pay out pensions, player support systems, etc. No other Board anywhere in the world is so proactive. Even within India, no other sport association does even a fraction of what we do for players and the sport. Yet, a minor issue here or there is blown out of proportion and this has put us in a bad light. My task and desire is to change that perception,” he said.

Speaking about moving the National Cricket Academy (NCA) out of Karnataka, Thakur said, “Other state governments are coming forward to provide land free of cost but despite paying up Rs 50 crore we are yet to get the land allotted. Himachal, Punjab as well as Maharashtra governments have come forward. It’s up to the Karnataka government to take a call. We were keen to have a full-fledged centre here, but now the problem is that for the last 10 years we’ve been knocking on the doors of the government to provide us land. We never wanted to shift the NCA out of Bengaluru but now we are forced to do that.”