24 Dec 2009

Flower unhappy with review system

1:02 pm on 24 December 2009

England's cricket coach Andy Flower is unhappy with the umpire's decision review system being trialled in the test series with South Africa.

Flower doesn't like like the questioning of the umpires and the delay as players discuss whether or not to question a decision.

The former Zimabwe international says the old way was nice and simple but the new system just seems to be leading to more and more complications.

England lost seven of their own reviewed decisions in the drawn first Test at Centurion and all-rounder Stuart Broad was seen remonstrating with the on-field umpires after being given out lbw.

South Africa took more than 30 seconds to ask for the referral against Broad but Flower says the match referee emphasised earlier that it was okay to take a little longer over decisions.

The second Test starts on Saturday in Durban.