The much-debated Decision Review System will not be used in the forthcoming Test and ODI series between hosts India and Australia.
“There won’t be any DRS in the series. We have already written to the International Cricket Council,” said BCCI CAO, Ratnakar Shetty.
Australia, who are set to arrive on September 21, are to play two Tests (at Mohali and Bangalore) and three ODIs (at Kochi, Vishakapatnam and Goa).
Asked if the DRS could be used in next year’s Cricket World Cup to be held in the sub-continent, Shetty said it was an ICC event and the world body called the shots over the issue.
On July 1, the ICC Executive Board met in Singapore and approved 13 recommendations relating to the use of DRS in Test matches and the 2011 World Cup following recommendations from its Cricket Committee and minor amendments from the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC).
One of the decisions was that the host member board would determine whether to use DRS in home Test series (following consultation with the visiting country).
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