Pakistan want DRS for all international matches

DRS is an effective tool to rectify any umpiring errors which mean a lot during tight and close matches: Misbah.


Reuters July 14, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has again confirmed his support for the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in international matches.

"The DRS is an effective tool to rectify any umpiring errors which mean a lot during tight and close matches," Misbah told reporters after returning home on Saturday following test and one-day series defeats in Sri Lanka.

"The ICC and cricket boards must work towards a unified DRS system for world cricket." Pakistan complained about poor umpiring decisions during the first test against Sri Lanka in Galle which they lost heavily.

The Sri Lankan cricket board did not use the DRS for the series against Pakistan although it did do so in matches against England this year.

A Pakistan Cricket Board official said it was trying to secure sponsorship for using the DRS in the upcoming one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

"We believe it is a technology which is good for cricket and helps both teams that is why we will keep on supporting its use," the official said.

The International Cricket Council decided against making the use of DRS mandatory, leaving it up to individual boards to decide when to use the technology.

COMMENTS (9)

salim | 9 years ago | Reply

@Hasan Mehmood: when did i say that it is biased against a particular country...........what i am saying u cannot replace human flaws with technology flaws..........as regards to tendulkar dismissal this infact underlines BCCI Point.....as regards to power if u have earned power u better use it........india has earned this power after years of western bullying.......if we don't use our power cricket will become another hockey were rules were changed to suite european style of hockey.........this is not a pak-india thing.........right to diagree is fundamental

Hasan Mehmood | 9 years ago | Reply

@salim: You have consistently failed to answer my question. How can an eloctronic system be biased against a particular country. You gave one example of flawed DRS decision. What about half a dozen flawed umpiring decisions which cost Pakistan the series. Please take back your DRS review of TANDULKAR 'S dismissal in Word Cup Semi final (against Saeed Ajmal) with retroactive effect.

You consider yourself the ultimate judge of DRS system and consider the rest of the cricketing world as idiots. If that's not arrogance, what do u call it? Let's face it you have made it an issue of ego based on your mighty clout in ICC. Let me ask you if instead of INDIA, it was Bangladesh trying to stonewall DRS and all other countries including INDIA supporting DRS, would you let Bangladesh get away with it ?

Please dont waste your time in defending the indefencible. India is otherwise a great cricketing nation and a major contributor to its global image / revenue.

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