LBW not to be reviewed in England-India series

LBW not to be reviewed in England-India series

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Published on: Jul 20, 2011

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Though the much contentious Decision Review System (DRS) will now be a part of the four-match series between England and India starting at Lord's on Thursday, the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision will not be reviewed under the present protocol.

Though the much contentious Decision Review System (DRS) will now be a part of the four-match series between England and India starting at Lord's on Thursday, the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision will not be reviewed under the present protocol.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) have agreed to the protocols for the use of the DRS, in consultation with the ICC for the upcoming Test series.

In accordance with the recent ICC Board decision, the minimum standards of infra-red technology and stump microphones will be employed during the four-match Test Series and five One-Day Internationals between the two countries.

The agreement of both Boards is required to extend the DRS technology beyond these minimum standards.

While ECB were in favour of full usage of DRS, which would have included ball tracking technology, the BCCI indicated their desire for the system to be limited to the agreed minimum standards in this series.

Accordingly, to achieve a practical application, it has been agreed by all parties that players shall not be able to review LBW decisions during the Test and ODI series.

"While we are disappointed that the full DRS will not be used to support the umpires, we are pleased that the ECB and BCCI have worked hard to ensure the minimum DRS is used in this much anticipated series," said ICC Chief Executive HaroonLorgat.

"It is common knowledge that the ICC and ECB would have liked ball tracking to have been included so that LBW decisions could have also been reviewed, but the last Chief Executives Committee and Board meeting in Hong Kong agreed to independently confirm the accuracy of ball-tracking technology. This will now take place as a matter of urgency," he added.

The ICC Board had agreed a CEC recommendation that ball tracking technology be used only if both participating teams agree

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