Decision Review System: is it good or bad for cricket?

THE jury is still out on cricket’s controversial Decision Review System (DRS) a month after it made its World Cup debut.
 The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said the technology has improved correct umpiring verdicts by more than 7% in the World Cup.
 But not everybody is convinced about its efficacy and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the world’s richest cricket body, remains a steadfast opponent.
 Infuriated by Ian Bell’s apparent let-off for lbw in the tied India-England match, BCCI secretary N Srinivasan wrote an angry letter to ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, saying the incident exposed the inadequacy of the system.
 India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni termed it “adulteration of technology with human thinking”. – Reuters
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