19 Nov 2009

Umpire Decision Review System confirmed

7:03 am on 19 November 2009

New Zealand Cricket has confirmed that the Umpire Decision Review System will be used in the Test series against Pakistan.

Agreement was reached yesterday with the Dunedin-based company Animation Research Limited, to supply their Virtual Eye ball-tracking technology.

NZC Chief Executive Justin Vaughan says it'll be the first series the international calendar to use the new system and it's an important advance for international cricket.

Vaughan says they're also delighted a New Zealand company will be the first to pioneer

the ball-tracking technology.

The third umpire will be able to use ball-tracking, or other available technology, to review decisions requested by players.

Each team is allowed to make two unsuccessful player review requests per innings.