Greg Chappell wants ICC to make DRS mandatory

Greg Chappell pointed out that the use of DRS would have benefited umpires in cases like that of Mike Hussey and Ed Cowan Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Melbourne: Dec 27, 2011

Greg Chappell backed the use of the Decision Review System in cricket, after Mike Hussey Ed Cowan were erroneously declared out on the opening day of the first Test against India.

“If you are going to use it then you have got to use it everywhere. I can understand why some of the India batsmen don’t want to use the DRS. I think as a batsman you are more likely to get the close decisions to go your way (without DRS),” Chappell was quoted saying by Fox Sports.

Chappell pointed out that the use of DRS would have benefited umpires in cases like that of Hussey and Cowan.

“If you have the review system, chances are you will be given out more likely than not.

“We saw today why we probably need the review system,” he added.

“Technology is not perfect but the technology has taken the pressure of the umpires.

“If there’s a chance that the really bad ones are overturned and the game is better for it then we should have the technology,” Chappell said.