ICC ends mandatory use of DRS!

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council has ended the mandatory use of the Decision Review System and instead will leave it up to participating nations to decide if they wish to use the technology.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat says after a meeting of the Executive Board that "there are some who are not convinced by its reliability."

The India cricket board has been a strong critic of the system. Lorgat says the game’s governing body would "work with interested parties to improve the system."

DRS will still be used in all ICC global events.

The ICC has also cast doubt on the inaugural test championship taking place in 2013, with Lorgat saying, "It would be unfortunate if the test championship is delayed to 2017 but the board needs to balance several objectives."(AP)

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