Sourav Ganguly supports the decision of opposing DRS

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday has said that the Decision Review System (DRS) is defective and there was nothing wrong on the Indian cricket board’s part in refusing to use the controversial technology.

Ganguly, who had played the series against Sri Lanka in 2008 when the DRS was first used on trial basis, has told that the tribulations of the technology were tremendously obvious as India could manage to get only one of their 20 recommendations right.

“We had a dreadful experience with that, in that first series in Sri Lanka. From that point of view, we had our issues,” said Ganguly. The BCCI has always been alongside the DRS and its concern increased during this year’s tied World Cup match against England when an lbw appeal and then a referral against Ian Bell was discarded.

While a Hawk-Eye replay demonstrates that the liberation would have hit the stumps, the Indians were annoyed when the referral was nullify on the grounds Bell had been struck more than 2½ meters from the stumps, the distance at which the technology wanes and accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Even during the mid-year Test series in England, Rahul Dravid thrice establishes himself on the wrong end of controversial video replays. “It (DRS) should be initiated if it’s correct. We were in England in the summer and it wasn’t foolproof,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald.

India has decided to use a modified DRS, not including lbw appeals, against England but choose to be in opposition to it completely along with Hot Spot and Eagle Eye for the ongoing four-match Test series in Australia.

Mike Hussey (0) and Ed Cowan (68) fell to contentious decisions on the opening day of the first Test on Monday and since then voices in Australia have been growing in smash the BCCI for rejecting the system.

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