Awful decisions will convince India to use DRS: Sutherland

James Sutherland said number of correct decisions have increased with the use of DRS Getty Images

Melbourne: Dec 30, 2011

Taking potshots at the Indian cricketers for objecting to the Decision Review System, Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland has said that “some awful decisions” against them could convince India to use the controversial technology.

Indian players and the Cricket Board (BCCI) are not favour of using the DRS as they feel that the technology has many flaws and they were at the receiving end when one component of it was used.

Before the ongoing Test series against Australia, there were calls for the use of DRS but the Indian cricket establishment, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has stuck to their guns of not using the technology.

The ICC rules require both countries to agree to the use of DRS. But, Sutherland was adamant that the DRS should be introduced in all international matches.

“The technology is here, the viewers are watching it on TV and we’re not using it,” Sutherland said.

“Perhaps we need some pretty awful decisions to go against Indian batsmen,” he was quoted as saying by The Age.

He said he is hopeful that the Indians will agree to the use of DRS in the near future.

“My sense talking to Indian administrators is that there are a couple of players within the Indian team who don’t have a lot of confidence in DRS. I suspect that is perhaps a reason why the BCCI haven’t seen themselves in a position to really approve it at this stage,” Sutherland said.

“It’s fact – the number of decisions that were correct have increased with the introduction of DRS and I think the entertainment value of cricket has increased as a result of DRS,” he added.(PTI)