ICC extends use of referrals to ODIs before World Cup

The Decision Review System (DRS) has been extended to bilateral one-day internationals to help teams get used to it in time for next year’s World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Wed 1 Dec 2010, 5:12 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:19 PM

The ICC currently allows the use of DRS, which permits players a set number of challenges per innings through a third umpire watching on a video monitor, only in test matches.

‘This will provide further opportunities for players, match officials and the technology suppliers to experience the use of the system,’ the sport’s governing body said in a statement.

‘The long-term use of DRS in one-day internationals will, however, be considered by the ICC cricket committee at its meeting following the Cricket World Cup.’

Currently, the jury remains out on DRS with a number of cricketers, including India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Australia captain Ricky Ponting, unsure about the system’s accuracy.

The powerful Indian Cricket Board have also opposed its use and opted against using the system in the recent test matches against Australia and New Zealand.

The ICC added that its chief executives’ committee (CEC) had begun the process of drawing up rules, regulations and a points system for proposed test and ODI leagues.

‘With the ODI league commencing immediately after the Cricket World Cup 2011, the ICC board will need to confirm the rules and regulations at its February meeting,’ ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.

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