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DRS Ready For Indian Premier League Debut; Full Details Here

BCCI, the Board of control for Cricket in India has decided to employ DRS (Decision Review System) and will implement the technology during the 2018 edition of the IPL.

The BCCI was against the DRS after inaugurating its use in a test series in Sri Lanka in 2008 because of their stance expressing loopholes with the ball tracking that was used in it but finally embraced the technology during India”s home test series versus England in 2016.  And are now keen on trying it out at the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

In fact, the BCCI was considering this move for a long while. A board official said, “The BCCI was keen to have DRS on board for quite some time but it was only this year we felt we should go ahead with it for the IPL. We have the best of all other systems in place, so why not DRS? Anyway we have been using it for India’s international matches for over a year and a half now,”.

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni asked for a DRS review in tournament opener against Mumbai Indians
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Last December the BCCI shortlisted 10 local umpires who will be officiating in the IPL and conducted DRS sessions for them in Vizag. The program was led by Denis Burns, the ICC umpires” coach Denis Burns and umpire Paul Reiffel, who shared insights about DRS with the officials.

“As local umpires are being hired for the IPL, the board had called us to be briefed about the system. We were told that the board will be using DRS in IPL and they wanted us to get used to the technology,” one of the domestic umpires who attended the session said.

DRS while being used could also be another sponsorship opportunity on screens for the IPL.

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Posted by IPL – Indian Premier League on Thursday, April 6, 2017

But this will help in chopping off any umpiring mistake that can humanly happen under the pressures of a tournament like IPL which is played in front of regular huge crowds.