28 Jun 2012

ICC rejects mandatory review technology

9:10 am on 28 June 2012

World cricket chiefs have rejected a new move to make decision review technology compulsory and put off talks on wide-ranging reforms following opposition from the all-powerful Indian Cricket Board.

The ICC gave no reason for its decision to reject the DRS which uses ball-tracking and thermal-imaging technology to check whether batsmen should be given out.

India, including star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, have been deeply suspicious of the system since a number of reviews went against them in their 2008 Test series with Sri Lanka, but other countries have voiced strong support for the technology.

The ICC has decided to continue with the existing arrangement where the two countries involved in a series will decide whether or not to use the system.