IPL trophy    VIVO
IPL trophy VIVO

A unique workshop for India‘s top ten umpires was held in Visakhapatnam ahead of the series decider of India-Sri Lanka ODIs. According to reports, it is believed that following the workshop, Decision Review System (DRS) may make its IPL debut in the upcoming edition. It is widely known that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has time and again shown its resistance against DRS, but there maybe a possibility of implementing the system in IPL 2018.

Note: There were umpteen umpiring flaws in the previous edition of IPL. This may also be a reason for the workshop, and hence the likely introduction of DRS.

The umpires’ workshop was held in presence of ICC Umpires coach, Denis Burns and Paul Reiffel. Reiffel was also involved in the three ODIs between India and Sri Lanka. In the workshop, the duo explained the details of DRS to the umpires. The main emphasis was given to the Indian official to increase their knowledge of the protocols in place, especially as these umpires reprise roles of the fourth umpire during international games.