Leg-before-wicket (lbw) decisions will not be reviewed during the four Tests and five One Day Internationals between India and England.

Only the minimum standards — information from infra-red technology and stump microphones — will be employed in the Decision Review System (DRS) for both series.

The agreement of both boards is required to extend DRS beyond these minimum standards. While the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was in favour of full usage of DRS, which would have included ball-tracking technology, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) indicated its desire for the system to be limited to the minimum standards.ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, said: “While we are disappointed that the full DRS will not be used to support the umpires, we are pleased that the ECB and BCCI have worked hard to ensure the minimum DRS is used in this much anticipated series.

“It is common knowledge that the ICC and ECB would have liked ball-tracking to have been included so that lbw decisions could have also been reviewed, but the last Chief Executives Committee and Board meeting in Hong Kong agreed to independently confirm the accuracy of ball-tracking technology. This will now take place as a matter of urgency.”

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