Cricket

New rules for DRS system announced

The controversial DRS has been changed (©GettyImages)
The controversial DRS has been changed (©GettyImages).

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) met in Dubai on Monday and Tuesday to discuss a range of issues with DRS topping the list. 

The highly controversial Decision Review System (DRS) will be brought into force with new set of rules as decided by the International Cricket Council (ICC). 

ICC have announced after their meeting in Dubai that there will be certain changes in the DRS system. The number of reviews available for a team in a Test innings will be topped-up to two after 80 overs in an innings. Currently, the system allows only two unsuccessful reviews per innings to each team. 

The new set of rules will come into effect from October 13th 2013. 

There have been controversies with the DRS since it first came into play. But the controversies reached its peak during the Ashes. 

Noting that most of the contentious decisions relate to faint edges, the performance of the Real-Time Snickometer during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and the Ashes, and the potential to use this technology to assist the umpires in making these decisions was discussed. An independent assessment of this technology will be conducted before a decision is made on its inclusion in the list of approved DRS technologies.

In addition, the Committee noted the focus on training of television umpires at the recent Elite Match Officials workshop. They also supported the continued investment in this area.

There were other issues like ODI Playing Conditions that the ICC World Test Championship  discussed, but the most important was the DRS issue. 

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