PCB keen to use UDRS during Sri Lanka series

PCB are in talks with the broadcasters for the use of UDRS against Sri Lanka, which was not part of the earlier agreement AFP

Lahore: Jul 19, 2011

The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to use the controversial Decision Review System in their upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.

“We are working on ways to have the UDRS in the series with Sri Lanka this year,” a senior official of the board told PTI.

Admitting that the biggest problem facing the PCB in having the DRS was the absence of an agreement with its TV broadcaster, Ten Sports on its mandatory use and the extra costs involved in the exercise.

“Since having the UDRS is not part of our agreement with our broadcaster it means an extra cost of US$ 40,000 to 50,000 for us,” he said.

The official said despite these issues, the board was keen to use the DRS specially after the recent decision of the ICC that it be used in Tests and ODIs in a bilateral series with the technology of hot-spot and audio-tracking.

“As far as the use of ball tracking technology is concerned (Hawkeye) this can be used if both boards agree on using this technology although it would mean extra costs for the hosts,” the official said.