ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said here on Wednesday that he believed the induction of UDRS had reduced errors. “We have seen more than a five per cent improvement in correct decisions. We do not want the game to hinge on something that is incorrect,” he said.
He added, “We will review the success of the use of technology after the World Cup. The ICC Cricket Committee will meet in May and a full report will be prepared by that committee.
“It will be brought back to the CE's committee and to the Board, perhaps in June,” he said.
Backing the decision to hold the final at the Wankhede Stadium — the venue has a lesser seating capacity than some of the other facilities in India — Mr. Lorgat said, “No matter what the number, we haven't got sufficient tickets.”
On fans being lathi-charged by the police at a few venues, he said, “There might be a better way of doing certain things and perhaps there are a few lessons that we can learn from the experience. But the demand has been absolutely phenomenal and no matter how well we have tried, we could not fit the supply to the demand.”
Speaking on the issue of black-marketing of tickets, Mr. Lorgat said, “When we have discovered such illegal activity taking place, we have taken action. In certain instances, there have been arrests. We do alert the police and other officials.”
He said the security system was robust in India when answering a query about possible demonstrations by the Shiv Sena in Mumbai if Pakistan reached the final.
Asked about reports in a newspaper about alleged spot-fixing in the Australia-Zimbabwe Group A game here earlier, Mr. Lorgat vehemently denied the allegations. The newspaper concerned should come up with proof or face legal action, Mr. Lorgat said.
Keywords: Cricket World Cup 2011