<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ian Chappell slams BCCI over DRS and gagging commentators" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131010124009.jpg" title="Ian Chappell slams BCCI over DRS and gagging commentators" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Ian Chappell himself feels that the DRS is a 'load of rubbish' © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Oct 10, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former Australian skipper <a href="/tags/Ian-Chappell/post" target="_blank">Ian Chappell </a>has slammed the <a href="/tags/BCCIpost" target="_blank">Board of Control for Cricket in India</a> (BCCI) for "muzzling" commentators over the controversial DRS and said he won't be working under the terms of BCCI during the seven-match One-Day International (ODI) series between <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India </a>and <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia </a>starting Sunday.<br /> <br /> The Indian Cricket Board has laid down three topics and one of it bars the commentators to not speak a word about the <a href="/tags/DRS/post" target="_blank">Decision Review System</a> (DRS) The BCCI has asked the commentators of its production unit such as Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Matthew Hayden to not utter a word on DRS, Indian selection and administration.<br /> <br /> Commentators working for Star Sports, including Harsha Bhogle, Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne, are also subject to BCCI restrictions.<br /> <br /> A stalwart of <em>Channel Nine</em>'s commentary team, Ian Chappell, himself, feels DRS as a "load of rubbish" but he said he will not work under the terms of the BCCI.<br /> <br /> "I can't do my job properly under those circumstances," Chappell was quoted as saying in the <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em>.<br /> <br /> "In the studio for Nine [during the Ashes], I made a number of comments about the DRS and what a load of rubbish I thought it was. I'm even more convinced of that after the Ashes. I know that the Indian players, Tendulkar in particular but I think there's probably more than that, don't trust it. I think <a href="/tags/Jacques-Kallis/post" target="_blank">Jacques Kallis </a>is on record as saying he doesn't trust it, and from my experience I don't trust it, either."<br /> <br /> The 70-year-old also questioned whether television umpires were trained enough to use video technology.<br /> <br /> "Administrators say to players, 'Do you want more technology?' What they don't explain to the players is there's a human hand in there that is subject to the same thing as an umpire's decision — human error," he said.<br /> <br /> The report mentioned that former India cricketer and commentor <a href="/tags/Sanjay-Manjrekar/post" target="_blank">Sanjay Manjrekar</a> was dropped from the Indian production's world feed because he questioned the board's respect for the Future Tours Program.<br /> <br /> Chappell said it was disgraceful that Indian commentators were gagged from expressing their views when the IPL spot-fixing controversy erupted and it is better to sack them than muzzling them.<br /> <br /> "If you don't like what I'm saying on television, sack me," Chappell said. "You're short-changing the public, and you've got your own credibility to consider."