BCCI not only board to object DRS: Sources

The BCCI have been staunch in their views against the DRS © Getty Images

Mumbai: Jul 1, 2013

It was not only the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but a few other boards too expressed reservations on implementing the much-debated Decision Review System (DRS) uniformly in all matches during the annual conference of International Cricket Council (ICC) in London, sources said on Monday.

“Not only India, but other countries too (objected to its compulsory implementation) because it is not foolproof and there is a financial issue (related to it),” BCCI sources said.

The ICC conference concluded on Saturday.

According to the sources, the cost involved in the implementing the DRS is USD 15,000-16,000 per day and the broadcast right holders are not willing to bear this extra cost.

As such, it will be the countries involved in bilateral series who would continue to take a call on whether to have DRS or not, the sources added.

The BCCI has steadfastly refused to have DRS in any series involving the Indian team barring events organised by the ICC like the World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20 Championship.