In spite of all the criticism and controversies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided tocontinue with the inconclusive Decision Review System (DRS) that is currently in place to aid umpires following a recent meeting.
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.
Sri Lanka's board has reportedly decided not to use the Decision Review System (DRS) during the upcoming series against Australia, despite the ICC last month making the DRS mandatory for Tests and one-day internationals. The new rule does not take effect until October 1, meaning Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) can save some money by refusing to have umpire reviews in place for Australia's seven-week tour that starts in August.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has adopted the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) with certain modifications, for all three formats of the game, during its ongoing annual meeting at Hong Kong.
India paid a heavy price for refusing the usage of the Decision Review System in the ongoing first cricket Test against West Indies with as many as three batsmen falling to dubious decisions which could have gone the visitors' way had the DRS been in place.