“It would be difficult to use DRS given our agreement with Nimbus,” Yunus told the Daily Star. “The replays for DRS won’t be clear. We have consulted with the ICC and they have also agreed with the issue.”
At its annual conference in June, the ICC had decided to make the DRS mandatory for all Tests and ODIs, subject to certain minimum standards and commercial considerations. The use of Hot Spot was made mandatory while ball-tracking technology was made optional. BCB had originally considered adopting the minimum standard but Nimbus said could not provide Hot Spot.
The DRS has come in for a lot of criticism recently. The BCCI reverted to its stance against the use of the system at this annual general meeting last month, with the new board president N Srinivasan saying the current technology was simply not good enough after Hot Spot proved inconclusive on a few occasions during India’s tour of England. And during the Sri Lanka – Australia, series, Hawk-Eye admitted the depiction of Phil Hughes’ second-innings lbw dismissal in the Galle Test was rendered inaccurate by “a tracking mistake”.