DRS back on the table for India tests?
Lord's hospitality guests for the first test between England and India this summer may be able to see the Decision Review System (DRS) in use, after a meeting of the ICC agreed to make a modified version of the technology mandatory.
Previously, the use of the DRS to challenge umpiring calls had relied on the consent of both sides and India had refused to allow it for their tour of England as they are not convinced by its accuracy.
However, it could now make an appearance after the chief executive's committee of the governing body called for consistent standards to be applied across all international cricket.
Under the new guidelines, mandatory use of the technology is limited to Hot Spot and stump microphones to check for edges, while the more controversial Hawk-Eye feature that predicts the path of the ball will not be included.
Use of the tracker will remain subject to bilateral agreement and will therefore not be a part of the system when England and India walk out at Lord's on July 21st.
Posted by Keith Prowse