India in England 2011 June 13, 2011

Tremlett questions India's refusal of the DRS

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Chris Tremlett has given his full support to the Decision Review System and admitted he is mystified by the Board for Control of Cricket in India's unwillingness to allow the DRS to be used in India's upcoming series against England.

"I am a fan of the system. If the technology is there it should be used," said Tremlett. "Who knows why they [India] don't want it involved. There have been a few decisions that have been rightly overturned and as a bowler you want those decisions given out. It's a fair way of doing things. I'm fully in agreement with it."

The DRS was introduced in 2009 and the ICC's cricket committee recommended in May this year that technology ought to be incorporated in all forms of the game. While some teams have struggled to adapt to the system, England are one side who have begun to show the benefits of a canny referral despite their early teething problems on tours of West Indies and South Africa.

DRS technology has been used without incident during the current Test series between England and Sri Lanka, and indeed Tremlett was one of the players to benefit from it when he removed Tillakaratne Dilshan after a referral during England's dramatic victory in the first Test at Cardiff.

"It's something that we like to use and it should be used in every Test if the technology is there and it's a shame that they don't want DRS involved in the India series."

Many of India's senior players, including Sachin Tendulkar and captain MS Dhoni, have been outspoken in their criticism of the DRS, however, and the BCCI have repeatedly stated that they are not satisfied with the accuracy of the technology used.

"The hot spot has shown that it works. In Australia we had a few decisions correctly overturned,'' countered Tremlett. "It is very accurate. Sometimes there is a lot of noise around a Test match and an umpire might not hear a fine nick so it's an important thing to have.

"Hawkeye is fair too so it'll be a shame. It has been a successful thing over the last six months."

A win against Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Rose Bowl, which begins on Thursday, would lift the England team to joint-second with South Africa in the Test rankings and, with or without the DRS, Tremlett is confident that England can go on to beat India and rise to No. 1.

"There's no reason why we can't win that series against India. This side is going from strength to strength and we're on a good winning streak at the moment. I'm fully confident that we can beat any side.

"We had success against Australia but the next step is to beat the No. 1 side in the world. If we can beat them convincingly then we will deserve to be No. 1."

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  • BreakingNews on June 16, 2011, 7:05 GMT

    What the fuss on UDRS? If DRS is so good then don't limit the number of attempts and let umpires decide to call the third umpire in cases where the confusion is. Why allow players to challenge the decision? Another thing is time and again despite UDRS wrong decisions has been made despite all technology assistance available to umpires - so trust is always a concern.

  • Earth-kar on June 16, 2011, 1:28 GMT

    I second Tremlett's views. More than people getting baffled by BCCI, I think it is time people asked some credibility and integrity from them.

    Being an Indian supporter, I always connect BCCI's refusal of DRS with the 2008 Sydney test v. Aus. That test gave me the impression that BCCI would be the first to embrace DRS. Each time the Indian board rejects the DRS, they just shed a piece of clothing to come close to being naked and exposed with regards to their stand on the Sydney test. If you cannot come up with a solution, at least have the humility to accept the solution that almost all other national boards have accepted (and personally, I am for DRS. It sucks to see a great match dampened by poor umpiring). Whatever be the flaws in the technology, the great thing is that it allows that second chance.

    DRS usage should be decided based on majority by a vote from all boards at the start of the season. This issue is too fundamental to have 1 arrogant member board influence the outcome

  • bobmartin on June 15, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    @bajirao.. IF I have played cricket.. ? Let me tell you that I played for more years than I care to remember and when I retired I became a fully qualified umpire.. Therefore I think I feel a little more qualified than you have proved to be by the rest of your post. I clearly qualified and explained the reasons why the 2.5mtr rule has been introduced, but you in your prejudice have obviously ignored the reason.. In fact..whatever you say, it's just another unqualified excuse for you to decry a system simply because a couple of Indian superstars have. The UDRS has corrected more incorrect decisions than it has confirmed... If you can deny that is not the case, then you are clearly not watching the same matches as me or you refuse to recognise proven facts.. which dooesn't say a lot for your judgement.

  • bajirao on June 15, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    @bobmaritn: I was amazed to see you considering swing of the ball for 2.5m rule. I you are inducting humane constraints like ball swinging in last 2.5m, why not look at other constraints: 1) the bowler was a spinner and ball was bowled at 90kmph. If YOU have played cricket, is it not fair to say that bowl won't swing in INDIAN condition? 2) Why 2.5? It takes only 1 m for the ball to deviate considerably at 140kmph with considerable wind. and it doesn't swing for ages in other places.

    Some of these questions will always be their when hawkEya is used. Sure UDRS is improvement. But whats the point when they are not using hotspot which is the reliable part of it and HawkEye which has flaws?

  • bobmartin on June 15, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    As a postscript to my last post... I don't think it's the technology of Hawkeye which is the actual problem, despite what some people are claiming. What is the problem, and always has been, is the unpredictability of the flight of the ball when it has a certain distance to travel after pitching... Hence without UDRS umpires have always been reluctant to give LBWs on the front foot when the batsman is well forward. The 2.5 mtr rule is merely an extension of what umpires have been doing for ages, and that is give the benefit of any doubt to the batsman. The choice in these cases rests with the on field umpire... which is what the ante-UDRS brigade want.. so I can't see what their beef is. The one difference is that the UDRS does give the umpire the opportunity to change his decision... whether or not he does so and whether or not that decision is correct, is NOT a fault of the technology..

  • deepakjm on June 15, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    @Bobmartin all cricket boards including ECB follows BCCI like a sheep. As far as knowledge comes Tendulkar and Dhoni has deep knowledge of Cricket and thats what matters the most. Anyway I am waiting for this series as much as any Cricket lover.

  • deepakjm on June 15, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    I don't understand why England players specially Swann making so many comments one month before the series. England believe they should be no. 1 not India. When was the last time they beat india in India or in England ? Ok its really impressive that they beat Aus but thats it what else have they won ? They drew the series in SA also.

  • bobmartin on June 15, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    @Alex Scott... I aagree 100% with what you say about the 2.5 mtr rule... I mean, how many times have we seen a ball swing for no apparent reason after it's passed the batsman... and but for the swing would have bowled him.. But Alex, I think most genuine cricket lovers have accepted the UDRS as an improvement. For goodness sakes even the umpires support its use, even though they are the ones who are sometimes shown to millions of people to be in the wrong. That must say something in the systems favour. My personal take on it is that all those supporters against the system have little or no in depth knowledge of it and like the BCCI are just following Tendulkar and Dhoni like sheep in their rejection of it.. Which is the point I was making (sarcastically) in my previous post.

  • jr1972 on June 15, 2011, 9:40 GMT

    Thankyou @bobmartin, I believe that you have hit the nail on the head with regards to many of the opinions expressed on this matter. The debate should be whether we have the UDRS or another alternative not who can and can't opt out of it's use when and where it suits. What I would like to see is the TV umpire be active in the requesting of a review and take this matter away from the captains. I would also like to see the ICC grow a pair, but that may be a little too much to wish for.

  • Bilal94 on June 15, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    It is quite ironic that India detest the DRS so much, had it not being for this system India would have lost the world cup as Tendulkar would have been given out lbw off Ajmal in the semi final early and they would have lost that match.

  • BreakingNews on June 16, 2011, 7:05 GMT

    What the fuss on UDRS? If DRS is so good then don't limit the number of attempts and let umpires decide to call the third umpire in cases where the confusion is. Why allow players to challenge the decision? Another thing is time and again despite UDRS wrong decisions has been made despite all technology assistance available to umpires - so trust is always a concern.

  • Earth-kar on June 16, 2011, 1:28 GMT

    I second Tremlett's views. More than people getting baffled by BCCI, I think it is time people asked some credibility and integrity from them.

    Being an Indian supporter, I always connect BCCI's refusal of DRS with the 2008 Sydney test v. Aus. That test gave me the impression that BCCI would be the first to embrace DRS. Each time the Indian board rejects the DRS, they just shed a piece of clothing to come close to being naked and exposed with regards to their stand on the Sydney test. If you cannot come up with a solution, at least have the humility to accept the solution that almost all other national boards have accepted (and personally, I am for DRS. It sucks to see a great match dampened by poor umpiring). Whatever be the flaws in the technology, the great thing is that it allows that second chance.

    DRS usage should be decided based on majority by a vote from all boards at the start of the season. This issue is too fundamental to have 1 arrogant member board influence the outcome

  • bobmartin on June 15, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    @bajirao.. IF I have played cricket.. ? Let me tell you that I played for more years than I care to remember and when I retired I became a fully qualified umpire.. Therefore I think I feel a little more qualified than you have proved to be by the rest of your post. I clearly qualified and explained the reasons why the 2.5mtr rule has been introduced, but you in your prejudice have obviously ignored the reason.. In fact..whatever you say, it's just another unqualified excuse for you to decry a system simply because a couple of Indian superstars have. The UDRS has corrected more incorrect decisions than it has confirmed... If you can deny that is not the case, then you are clearly not watching the same matches as me or you refuse to recognise proven facts.. which dooesn't say a lot for your judgement.

  • bajirao on June 15, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    @bobmaritn: I was amazed to see you considering swing of the ball for 2.5m rule. I you are inducting humane constraints like ball swinging in last 2.5m, why not look at other constraints: 1) the bowler was a spinner and ball was bowled at 90kmph. If YOU have played cricket, is it not fair to say that bowl won't swing in INDIAN condition? 2) Why 2.5? It takes only 1 m for the ball to deviate considerably at 140kmph with considerable wind. and it doesn't swing for ages in other places.

    Some of these questions will always be their when hawkEya is used. Sure UDRS is improvement. But whats the point when they are not using hotspot which is the reliable part of it and HawkEye which has flaws?

  • bobmartin on June 15, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    As a postscript to my last post... I don't think it's the technology of Hawkeye which is the actual problem, despite what some people are claiming. What is the problem, and always has been, is the unpredictability of the flight of the ball when it has a certain distance to travel after pitching... Hence without UDRS umpires have always been reluctant to give LBWs on the front foot when the batsman is well forward. The 2.5 mtr rule is merely an extension of what umpires have been doing for ages, and that is give the benefit of any doubt to the batsman. The choice in these cases rests with the on field umpire... which is what the ante-UDRS brigade want.. so I can't see what their beef is. The one difference is that the UDRS does give the umpire the opportunity to change his decision... whether or not he does so and whether or not that decision is correct, is NOT a fault of the technology..

  • deepakjm on June 15, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    @Bobmartin all cricket boards including ECB follows BCCI like a sheep. As far as knowledge comes Tendulkar and Dhoni has deep knowledge of Cricket and thats what matters the most. Anyway I am waiting for this series as much as any Cricket lover.

  • deepakjm on June 15, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    I don't understand why England players specially Swann making so many comments one month before the series. England believe they should be no. 1 not India. When was the last time they beat india in India or in England ? Ok its really impressive that they beat Aus but thats it what else have they won ? They drew the series in SA also.

  • bobmartin on June 15, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    @Alex Scott... I aagree 100% with what you say about the 2.5 mtr rule... I mean, how many times have we seen a ball swing for no apparent reason after it's passed the batsman... and but for the swing would have bowled him.. But Alex, I think most genuine cricket lovers have accepted the UDRS as an improvement. For goodness sakes even the umpires support its use, even though they are the ones who are sometimes shown to millions of people to be in the wrong. That must say something in the systems favour. My personal take on it is that all those supporters against the system have little or no in depth knowledge of it and like the BCCI are just following Tendulkar and Dhoni like sheep in their rejection of it.. Which is the point I was making (sarcastically) in my previous post.

  • jr1972 on June 15, 2011, 9:40 GMT

    Thankyou @bobmartin, I believe that you have hit the nail on the head with regards to many of the opinions expressed on this matter. The debate should be whether we have the UDRS or another alternative not who can and can't opt out of it's use when and where it suits. What I would like to see is the TV umpire be active in the requesting of a review and take this matter away from the captains. I would also like to see the ICC grow a pair, but that may be a little too much to wish for.

  • Bilal94 on June 15, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    It is quite ironic that India detest the DRS so much, had it not being for this system India would have lost the world cup as Tendulkar would have been given out lbw off Ajmal in the semi final early and they would have lost that match.

  • sashank on June 15, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    what is the big fuss anyway? the presence or lack of DRS would effect both the teams equally. how will england lose it's edge due to lack of DRS? it seems like they can only compete if marginal decisions go their way.

    and i think when a new rule/concept is introduced into any sport, the power of veto should take precedence over support. if a team is not comfy with something newly introduced, it is right that they get to veto it. only then can it be an equal contest. else one of the team would be playing along reluctantly.

  • on June 15, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    For the people who DONT understand the 2.5M rule yet, It is due to AS WE ALL KNOW the ball does move in the air & many times it moves almost when it reaches the batsman ANYONE WHO HAS PLAYED REAL CRICKET would know this by now. Its a fair rule you people just dont understand it!

  • on June 14, 2011, 22:58 GMT

    I don't know what to say over here, Indians are against UDRS since the first series they played - Ind vs SL, some decisions were questionable. The world cup was another debacle for UDRS. Hot Spot could probably reduce the number of errors, but if you want to use a system which is going to be tampered with human rules such as 2.5 metres "stupid" rule, then other times might follow India's steps, which I really don't wish to see that. If we are going to follow technology let us rely on technology, if technology says the ball hits the stumps - its hit it, that's it nothing more. Tremlett seems to be over confident with the team's and his performance, let us see how long can he maintain the cool.

  • Praxis on June 14, 2011, 21:24 GMT

    @bobmartin, this must be one of the most hilarious thing I've ever read in any comment section here! Hats off to you...

  • on June 14, 2011, 20:04 GMT

    @bobmartino:before comenting read my word 100 times,i never said not to comment on drs i just said not to comment on sachins opinion...dont know why some people r too jealous with sachin.. shame on them. .

  • bobmartin on June 14, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    @Ashutosh Tripathi....Well ... If Sachin, The Great God of Cricket, Lord High Almighty, His Supreme Excellency, The True and Only Fount of Wisdom on ALL things connected with Cricket says there's something wrong with the UDRS... who are we mere mortals to even be so bold as offer an alternative opinion.. Lead us like lambs to the slaughter Oh Great One... We will not question your opinion of the disgusting UDRS ever again... because we weren't aware of your qualifications in the field of technology.. And to think some people imagined you were just a batsman... Shame on them

  • on June 14, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    @mohsin9975-u want sachin to retire coz he opposes drs and also u say that u r a huge fan of him...thnk before u write,if god of cricket is against something there got be solid reason n we too small to comment on that...

  • mohsin9975 on June 14, 2011, 17:14 GMT

    in cwc 2011, they said no hotspot .now , when its available they reject drs altogether. bcci just looking for silly excuses

  • Abam on June 14, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    This series will closely contested.

  • mohsin9975 on June 14, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    inspite of being a huge sachin fan, i hope he retires b4 the england series just for his mindless stance against drs. i feel ashamed of calling bcci as my home team controlling board

  • bobmartin on June 14, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    @rajithwijepura..."But its your country's fault. ECB had the option of having the DRS because of they are the host country." I'm afarid you've got it wrong...The regulations state that both countries have to agree to the use of UDRS. England wanted it, Indai said "No"..so that's it. The regulations have in effect given the visitors the right to dictate one of the playing conditions in the host nation.

  • on June 14, 2011, 16:27 GMT

    i thnk ths time shewag will make another triple hundred and india"s bowling department is ok but they r able take wickets ,

  • on June 14, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    Thumbs up for DRS...its an effective system that will be stream lined as time passes by...

  • Amir_D on June 14, 2011, 16:01 GMT

    They would oppose it just to look good after the corruption in WC semi...

  • bobmartin on June 14, 2011, 15:16 GMT

    Come on you Indian fans who are decrying the UDRS... On the one hand you're whinging because Bell wasn't given out when Hawkeye clearly showed the ball would in all likelihood have hit the stumps and at the same time you don't want the UDRS because Hawkeye is unreliable.. You can't have it both ways.

  • rajithwijepura on June 14, 2011, 14:29 GMT

    Well said Tremlett. But its your country's fault. ECB had the option of having the DRS because of they are the host country. Then why they agreed to play without DRS. RUBBISH... I think all other countries should force India to play with DRS. Other vice no test or ODI's with india. India is not the only country who play cricket.

  • on June 14, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    if india is not interested dont allow them to use who is interested he should be allow to make use of it and who is the bcci to decide whether it should be taken in the series or not

  • Vilander on June 14, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    @ johnathonjosephs , india is no 1 cope with it. think logically how can tech or lack of it favor one country or the other ?. with or without drs ind will defeat eng again. fyi sl is already beaten. SA and Aus are remaining.

    eng players seem to be more worried about ind than the current sl series which is an insult to sl, they should beat them in the final test.

    and hawkeye should be sent packing the rest of the system should be adopted, india can provide a better alternative for hawkeye. better still let us have indian technology in all india games, that will surely get the bcci nod.

  • bajirao on June 14, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    Is Tremlett in his senses? When did ECB start using HotSpot? He says HotSpot works so we should have UDRS!!? Somebody should explain him the difference between HawkEye and HotSpot. Anyway what is use of HotSpot on Tremlett's bowling? Don't think of anything but to check the boundry hit came off the middle of the bat or not!!

  • SachinIsTheGreatest on June 14, 2011, 12:26 GMT

    Use DRS. Hotspot is God. Sack Taufel and Dar. Most importantly make Harper and De Silva permanent members of Elite Panel. Also ask poor Ajmal...he says he bowled a straighter one to Tendulkar in the semis and Hawkeye showed it missing leg!! That is how unpredictable that technology is.

  • on June 14, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    This series should be a cakewalk for the Indians..Go India Go Beat the Poms at their own den.Clean sweep is On the cards.

  • heat-seeker on June 14, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    @Quasar, perhaps the BCCI should be taking the lead in what you've suggested. A path forward needs to be found, and inflexible positions by either the BCCI or other boards don't help in any resolution.

  • heat-seeker on June 14, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    @popcorn... I'm sure you miss the glory days when Australia and England clung on to the veto power at the ICC till 1994. Yes, wasn't it a fair world when only England could host a WC (3 in a row), and subcontinent teams like SL hardly got a Test match (let alone a series) against England and Australia. Ah, halcyon days!

  • heat-seeker on June 14, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    @popcorn... I'm sure you miss the glory days when Australia and England clung on to the veto power at the ICC till 1994. Yes, wasn't it a fair world when only England could host a WC (3 in a row), and subcontinent teams like SL hardly got a Test match (let alone a series) against England and Australia. Ah, halcyon days!

  • popcorn on June 14, 2011, 11:40 GMT

    Tough luck, Chris, you are not Sachin Tendulkar or Mahendra Singh Dhoni who are running World Cricket. Just concentrate on knocking their heads off with some good fast bowling.

  • Quazar on June 14, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    @bobmartin... to be fair, no one is asking the game to regress 20 years, or even 10 years. And the issue isn't UDRS... it is simply HawkEye, which has never been independently assessed by engineers / scientists, and has still been treated as gospel truth on its ball-path projections. The issue of eliminating howlers can be easily addressed by a combination of replays and HotSpot for the 3rd umpire. HawkEye is a far more dubious technology... and will remain so until it gets itself independently assessed by a respected scientific / engineering body.

  • Quazar on June 14, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    @bobmartin... to be fair, no one is asking the game to regress 20 years, or even 10 years. And the issue isn't UDRS... it is simply HawkEye, which has never been independently assessed by engineers / scientists, and has still been treated as gospel truth on its ball-path projections. The issue of eliminating howlers can be easily addressed by a combination of replays and HotSpot for the 3rd umpire. HawkEye is a far more dubious technology... and will remain so until it gets itself independently assessed by a respected scientific / engineering body.

  • Quazar on June 14, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    The issue is simply HawkEye. How in the world can the ICC sanction a technology without independent scientific assessment? But of course, HawkEye extols its technology. But why can't we have an independent accuracy assessment done? Get one of the IITs to assess it; if it passess muster, then even the BCCI would have to accept it. Until then, I say discard HawkEye... howlers can be easily eliminated by a UDRS with just slow-motion replays and HotSpot (towards which there is no skepticism even in India).

  • Quazar on June 14, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    The issue is simply HawkEye. How in the world can the ICC sanction a technology without independent scientific assessment? But of course, HawkEye extols its technology. But why can't we have an independent accuracy assessment done? Get one of the IITs to assess it; if it passess muster, then even the BCCI would have to accept it. Until then, I say discard HawkEye... howlers can be easily eliminated by a UDRS with just slow-motion replays and HotSpot (towards which there is no skepticism even in India).

  • abhyudayj on June 14, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    everybody talking about drs,if icc are using drs then what is role of umpire in the field,

  • on June 14, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    BCCI ! The Villian ! It cannot be denied that BCCI is shrewd.

  • SasiGladi on June 14, 2011, 9:19 GMT

    More you use technology more it will get fine tuned, there is no such invention on earth which fulfilled 100% requirement immediately when invented...I feel hot spot is the best method lets go with DRS by age it will get calibrated...No doubt brainy critics will find huge faults, if a invention is born critic will also born along with it in turn it will benefit the invention...in future this DRS will play a FRIM ROLE IN CRICKET...

  • sachin_vvsfan on June 14, 2011, 9:15 GMT

    Looks like cricinfo is not satisfied with 400+ comments in the previous article :)

  • bobmartin on June 14, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    @amit1807kuwait "The game will go on, like it has for more than 130 years!" Yes indeed.. let's get rid of helmets, bring back LBW when the ball pitches outside leg stump, get rid of the centre stump, bring back uncovered pitches, dispense with neutral umpires, kick ODI's and T20's into touch.. etc etc, ... The game has moved on, or hadn't you noticed ? Move with the times or get left behind..

  • Truemans_Ghost on June 14, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    It just astonishes me this debate is still going on. DRS is not perfect, but it is a lot better than no DRS. It reminds me of people who turn off their car airbags because they kill people occassionally- even if the save lives by the hundred. True we managed perfectly well without it in the past, but in those days the braodcasters weren't capable of showing- using the same technology as the DRS- whether the decision was right or wrong. the "2.5m" issue is a complete red herring- the onlty time i remamber it coming up was the Bell decision and it is there to address the concerns of hawkeye accuracy. The point is in the Bell case he was given not out. The 2.5 m rule meant that it was considered outside the scope of what Hawkeye could jusdge. But the point is with no DRS he woulld have still been not out. the rules are just doing what the umpire alwys did- if you are a long way forward, it is hard to judge an lbw.

  • amit1807kuwait on June 14, 2011, 7:15 GMT

    If the country which suffered so badly from the howlers of the Sydney Test is not accepting DRS, there have to be some reasons behind that. People like Dhoni and Tendulkar are not dumb. Time and again its been made clear by BCCI that they are not happy with DRS in its current form. Lets move on people. Once the DRS is modified adequately, BCCI should accept it. Until then, lets rely on the on-field umpires. The game will go on, like it has for more than 130 years!

  • Quazar on June 14, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    @hargreaves... granted England have greater new ball depth than South Africa, but that still doesn't change the fact that South Africa with Steyn, Morkel, Tahir, Kallis and Tsotsobe (or Parnell, etc.) look a touch stronger than England. I know the series was drawn 1-1 in SA, but on points (in boxing terms), you'd have to say SA proved superior. (And go right ahead and underestimate India's Test match bowling! I hope England's batsmen do too! You've clearly not seen enough of either Sreesanth, Munaf or Ishant... and you clearly didn't see Bhajji bowl in SA in either the Tests or ODIs)

  • johnathonjosephs on June 14, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    The Indian players/supporters/board baffles me. One moment they are shouting at umpires for giving dodgy decisions and then blame them for losing a series. The next moment they are denying the technology to minimize umpire mistakes. Make sense to anyone? Seems like they are just looking for a reason to fallback just in case they lose (which hasn't been happening recently mind you)

  • Prats6 on June 14, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    It seems we are living on a different planet, no one in their senses can not use DRS. Imagine the sulking of Indian Team if we lose a Test (Match and/or Series) when Sachin, Sehwag get bad decisions! I hope we are ready for that as we really cant blame the umpire for this anymore.

  • Quazar on June 14, 2011, 6:22 GMT

    To the English fans who want Tendulkar to get howlers ... he's had lots of howlers over his career, and he's accepted them more gracefully than almost any batsman. Even in the last English tour in 2007, he received 3 extremely poor decisions (twice in the 90s) during the Tests and ODIs. But he never asked for anyone's sympathy, and never will. And he was 2nd highest scorer in the WC (next to Dilshan) despite UDRS. Anyway, he's been all praise for HotSpot, which the ICC refuse to fund centrally for all matches around the world... it is HawkEye that he and Dhoni have (legitimate) doubts about. Heck, even the creator of VirtualEye has admitted to the SMH that HawkEye is more suited as a broadcast aid for viewers than as a decision-making aid (due to the fallibility of its projections).

  • johnathonjosephs on June 14, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    @rustyryan Think. Logically. How can technology favor one country over the other?

  • stormy16 on June 14, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    I would like to think the BCCI decision has nothing to do with Sachin and Dhoni's dislike for the DRS - that would be absurd. Both a great cricketers but not experts in all other areas related to cricket. I still dont understand BCCI refusal to accept DRS while they have happily accepted and taken most things remotely related to cricket to a new level. Surely its the way to go and it may not be perfect now so lets try to make it perfect which starts by using it!!!

  • johnathonjosephs on June 14, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    For one, I will not accept India to be the No. 1 in Tests until they use the UDRS system like everybody else AND WIN a test series (not draw like in SA) in either Sri Lanka, SA, England (In Australia I don' t think it will be that hard). If both conditions are fulfilled, I will gladly accept them as No. 1 until Tendulkar/Dravid retire and then we'll have to see again.

  • rustyryan on June 14, 2011, 5:56 GMT

    So Tremlett openly agrees that UDRS favors England in many ways. So obviously it's not fair to use UDRS. How many times Englishmen would be benefited from UDRS.? Ian bell, KP, Anderson too by removing Sanga and the list goes on. So there is no point in arguing the credibility of UDRS. UDRS is a plain joke where there is no consistence whatsoever. KP had a faint nick as faint as Sanga in the first test. But KP was ruled not out where as Sanga had to walk back. There was nothing wrong in Ponting's argument with Aleem Dar. And Ian bell's decision. Still Ppl believe that UDRS is good for the spirit of the game. If UDRS were there in the 90s, neither Warne nor Murali would have bagged that much wickets. They were the actual turner of cricket ball and hawk-eye wouldn't have worked in favor of them. Jus because Swann is not a turner of the ball, England shouldn't cry for UDRS.

  • Rahul_78 on June 14, 2011, 5:39 GMT

    There is nothing mystifying about BCCIs stance on the DRS. It is well known fact that Indian top batsmen Viru excluded are reclusive to DRS hence BCCI is using its muscle to propagate its players demands. It is a well known fact that there has been vast number of increase in LBWs since introduction of DRS and umpires are more prone to rule batsmen out in case of marginal decisions like when shot is not offered or ball is hitting just or there about the line of off stump. No wonder Indian batsmen dont want DRS as it minimizes their chances of getting out LBW especially in England where their will be ample swing in the air with overcast conditions and new duke ball. Also Swann thrives on LBW dismissals. And also everybody knows India hasn't been very clever with the usage of DRS in the past and have not been able to use it to its advantage like Strauss has done in the past.

  • Percy_Fender on June 14, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    Refusal of the UDRS could be because of the lack of perfection of the existing system or could be just plain arrogance. I feel the hot spot technology is quite accurate and should have been accepted.

  • harshalb on June 14, 2011, 3:36 GMT

    India will learn their lesson after another Sydney.

  • on June 14, 2011, 3:19 GMT

    Tremlett says that if England beat India convincingly in this series they deserve to be no.1 but i can't understand that. India are no.1 now but still people say that India's real test is against England in England and Australia in Australia. If that's the case then it should apply to England as well. England's real test is against India in India which is almost impossible to achieve as of now.

  • jr1972 on June 14, 2011, 2:36 GMT

    I think that there are a lot of blinkered individuals out there who forget why the UDRS was brought into being. It was initiated to reduce the number of "bad" decisions that many bloggers on here were howling about not so long ago.Anyone remember the famous/infamous Michael Clarke bowling spell that ultimately cost India a series win in Australia? On the aforementioned parameters the UDRS therefore has been a success and needs to be embraced by all.

  • thaamansaranya on June 14, 2011, 2:30 GMT

    If DRS has to be accepted by BCCI, the two powerful cricketers of Indian Cricket team, Sachin Tendulkar and M S Dhoni must recommend that system, but, right now both are not satisfied with the accuracy of the system...so, Mr.Tremlett it's not easy to convince BCCI on DRS when two of it's Premier cricketers are against it..There are few Indian Cricketers who supports the system like Harbhajan and Sehwag..but, the men who matters more doesn't support...that's the problem...

  • CharlieAlanJakeHarperFamily on June 14, 2011, 2:22 GMT

    We almost won the series in SA had that boucher-kallis p/ship not broken or else 150 run target day 4 15 overs and day 5 whole day would have chased it in a cake walk.i tell u what there is not a single FAST bowler in ur team sure there r medium fast and tall like garner-ambrose but morkel-steyn duo is the best in world currently as both consistently bowl 143-150 that too with outswing and sharp offcutters guess what on a flat lords track as it was vs SL swann,jimmy,broad will be cannon fodder

  • on June 14, 2011, 1:24 GMT

    So Tremlett starts the mind games in a grand way...

  • on June 14, 2011, 1:09 GMT

    India's refusal to accept the DRS is mystifying. Sure, it is not 100% but nothing in life is !! As for the series against England, I don't think we should be too complacent, our younger batsmen are T-20 and ODI bred and not suited to Tests. they may well face problems against the swinging ball as well as the short ball. Look at the Rainas, Badris and Kohlis all at sea against quality pace on bouncy tracks.

  • Nampally on June 14, 2011, 0:54 GMT

    England has a home team advantage. Hence Tremlett is thinking of Winning the series. It is tough for any visiting team to come to England and straight away play tests with not more than one practice match. Why not go back to full series with India especially because it is going to be a battle for #1 position.My advice to Tremlett is not to be carried away by what he did against SL.India does have some good batsmen and if they send a full team with Sehwag, Gambhir & Yuvraj fit, then it will not be an easy going.Indian batting line up is much stronger than SL especially the middle 3 in Dravid, Tendulkar and Laxman following Sehwag & Gambhir.Dhoni, Yuvraj & Harbhajan can come strong at the bottom 3. Indian bowling may be average but Zaheer can be handful Mishra is a good leg spinner. So it will not be easy beating India even though the team faces a tough task in adjusting to environment & grean pitches - seaming & swinging.If India can adjust then look out England & Tremlett.

  • Nampally on June 14, 2011, 0:40 GMT

    Not only Tremlett but most of the Indian team fans are shocked by BCCI stand. India is leading the world in new technology & computerized world. But BCCI has its feet in the present but its head in 1950's. Keep up with the current technology BCCI or become antiquated. When IPL uses DRS and India accepted it for the World cup only 4 months back, why is it not acceptable Now? It is absolutely bizarre and backward thinking. England with its fast bowlers are more prone to No balls & will have more LBW appeals too Yet England support the technology. India lost one test in Sydney entirely due to poor Umpiring decisions.DRS also helped India in recent World cup.DRS detects even No balls missed by umpires and so many outs are reversed due ti this fact alone. I feel it is foolish to reject DRS which is fair play India will find the condition difficult with moving ball in England. It is unfair for any visiting team to into tests with no time to adjust to different conditions.

  • bobagorof on June 14, 2011, 0:39 GMT

    Posted by PACERONE on (June 13 2011, 22:01 PM GMT):"The UDRS..if used does not correct all of the mistakes that could be made.If two early batsmen use up the allotment of reviews,then a later batsman who does not have the reviews available to him when he knows he is not out does the game no good." It doesn't do any LESS good than not having the system at all, does it? At least you are giving the team the option to have a poor decision reviewed, rather than complaining about it in the media afterwards.

  • kitten on June 14, 2011, 0:36 GMT

    What the ICC should do is, make the third umpire responsible for blatantly wrong decisions, and he should be the one to overturn it, not leave these decisions to the teams. Then there will not be any arguments from either side. This will invariably cut out most of the erroneous onfield decisions, hopefully. Let's hope common sense prevails and proper decisions are made for the future. This will prove beneficial to all teams, and cricket in general as a whole.

  • on June 14, 2011, 0:17 GMT

    lets play cricket and see who the real Boss is,,, Mr tremlet,,,Even dale steyn at his furious best admitted getting sachin out is difficult. We will see how u bounce indian batsmen out,,, We are waiting for that.... Don't forget to come back here after the series :-)

  • on June 13, 2011, 23:55 GMT

    I oppose the DRS because it takes the Cricket out of cricket. Basically...when batsmen get out it is based on the umpires decision. I think like the past the umpires word should be taken. LBW means LBW no matter where it pitches should not matter.

  • on June 13, 2011, 23:39 GMT

    Anyone who wants Tendulkar to get out in the 90's isn't a supporter of cricket. I hope Sachin dominates England big-time.

  • on June 13, 2011, 23:34 GMT

    @hargreave92. I wouldn't underestimate Sreesanth with a new Duke ball. Also, if Ishant Sharma hit his straps, that's good pace as well. All i'm saying is that it's not woeful after Zaheer. Our batsmen have been to England since the early-mid 90's and have had real success (unlike SL's better batsmen), especially in the cases of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Unless you claim that this is England's best bowling attack in the last 20 years, I can't see our batsmen struggling.

  • gottalovetheraindance on June 13, 2011, 22:26 GMT

    even as a west indian i am really looking forward to this series.. the highly rated English bowling attack vs The even more so highly rated Indian Batting line up. I remember The Indian tour of South Africa last winter. That was an excellent series with the mini battles being highly anticipated.Steyn vs Sehwag Zaheer vs Smith. the series was too short it should have been 4 or 5 tests. Also Dhoni could have been a bit more aggressive & gone for the series win when South Africawere 130/6 in the 3rd test. after watching so much boring & hopeless cricket i can hardly wait!! Zaheer Anderson Swann Bhaji & thats jus the bowling! Sachin Rahul Sehwag Laxman Dhoni Ghambir Cook Petersen Trott Bell Bring it on. mayb i would give my left ear to watch this series live lol if its anything like the ashes or The Sa tour it will be a great series.

  • Chase_HQ on June 13, 2011, 22:23 GMT

    I enjoyed the last Indian tour of England, but one drawback was the number of lbw and ct behind decisions that were disputed. It really detracted from the series, especially one which was so close. So i agree with Tremlett that the DRS system should be used - it has definitely improved the game, regardless of the odd bit of confusion here and there.

  • CandidIndian on June 13, 2011, 22:16 GMT

    There has been a fashion amongst fast bowlers to declare the outcome of the series before its even started, this started after Mcgrath used to make statements about outcome of the series and he was correct most of the times.Tremlett isnt Mcgrath and this English team isnt Aus either which had legends like Mcgrath,Waugh and Warne.England for no 1? well i would say SA deserve to be contenders for no 1 spot as they play well in subcontinent also, India still has a long way to go as they are not so dominating outside as they are at home , but what has England done is subcontinent to claim the no 1 spot? they could not save huge score of 387 on a rank turner when they came to India last time.I am not saying that India is best team in the world but England is not the best team either,atleast India played well when they came to Eng ,SA and Aus, unlike English team who are sitting ducks in India.

  • PACERONE on June 13, 2011, 22:01 GMT

    The UDRS..if used does not correct all of the mistakes that could be made.If two early batsmen use up the allotment of reviews,then a later batsman who does not have the reviews available to him when he knows he is not out does the game no good. Let everyone have access to it.If players are found to be using it hoping for a lucky break,when it is clear that he is out...eg caught off his glove...,then that player should be fined.

  • hargreaves92 on June 13, 2011, 21:41 GMT

    @Quazar: I believe SA suffer from a distinct lack of depth in bowling. Sure they have Steyn, but if he's out, are Morkel and Tsotsobe really worthy of opening the bowling for the world's best test team? Similarly India have a lot of very similar, medium pacers who don't swing the ball with great skill, the exceptions being Zaheer, and I've been impressed with Praveen's bowling in this WI tour. And as for Nehra, his leg will fall off before he plays another test, I can't remember the last time the guy was match fit!

  • VarunReddy121087 on June 13, 2011, 21:41 GMT

    I agree that India's batting line is one of the best but going against DRS is a bit unjustified .I dont see anything wrong in seeing computer generated projections as a benchmark for decisions as they take into account all the conditions before judging and are not subjective and are based on a set of fixed set of conditions. I dont know why they, the Indian team has a problem with it , n i think a better decision of who is right could be made if players actually came out with a more logical reason rather than just saying they oppose it.

  • marmao on June 13, 2011, 21:25 GMT

    sure this man seems so confident - i like it. but there is a difference between confidence and foolishness. there ia reason why India in no 1 in test cricket and the wc 2011 champs. wait until the Indian baating line up catches up with you

  • johnyams on June 13, 2011, 21:21 GMT

    Hey,

    All English fan.Try to remember last series in ENG. We have beaten you guys 1-0 after lords draw match.I remember yoy guys telling Sachin to retire. Ind will beat Eng i am sure.

  • hargreaves92 on June 13, 2011, 21:20 GMT

    For the benefit of the Indian fans..... We English are not really that bothered that UDRS is not being used (despite the fact it's worked flawlessly in all the tests I have watched in the last year). What we so object to is the fact that the BCCI completely dominate the ICC meetings with their politicking. In essence, we are incredibly annoyed that India are dictating the playing conditions for an English home test match. This should not be the case.

    And @Mohaseen Khan: your batsmen will score at that rate on flat pitches when Viru gets his eye in, but if the ball swings, its difficult to play such expansive strokes, and proper test match batting in the style of Cook and Trott is required to post a good total. And Zaheer apart, your pace battery is woeful, and you lack a test class spinner, Bhajji is past it

    @adamgilly: "your so called pacers are good for nothing outside England." I seem to recall us winning 3 test matches by a margin of more than an innings last year. In Australia.

  • crystosis on June 13, 2011, 21:18 GMT

    ICC should conspire with the Umpires to force India take up the UDRS. Or Tendulkar should be given out in the 90's by an error. While there are certain inconsistencies that are to ironed out, the good still outweighs the bad IMO

  • bobmartin on June 13, 2011, 21:17 GMT

    @adamgilly "you can only win in swinging conditions. otherwise your so called pacers are good for nothing outside england" Remind me again...what was the score during the recent Ashes series in Aurstralia....and how many were won by an innings... @Xen Ophon "Then the BCCI and every other board will accept it." Every other board has accepted it in its current form except India. They are the ones who are holding every other country to ransome. Well guys .. if you want to live in the past.. go ahead but leave the rest of us to move on....

  • sivaranjani on June 13, 2011, 21:10 GMT

    Come on MR Tremlett..you are not a consistent bowler to speak about all these, i mean the DRS system and you never played in all foms of cricket recently and its really not an easy thing to outclass india in the upcomin series..

  • heat-seeker on June 13, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    Laughable "knowledge" @settingsun! India beat SA in Tests at Jo'burg (2007) and Durban (2010)... the latter coming in a 1-1 drawn series in SA. And we've beaten Australia at Perth (2008) in another highly competitve Test series. In contrast, this very England team were humiliated at Joburg in 2009-10, and then again at Perth just a few months back. It is England's Test batsmen who have yet to prove their credibility on bouncy pitches against half-decent attacks. (Heck, even the WI destroyed many of these same batsmen for a mere 51 at Jamaica 2 years back.)

  • on June 13, 2011, 20:25 GMT

    @Sinhaya. That's what you'd like to think. I just think they feel they are not used to the system. Simple as that.

  • marmao on June 13, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    Talking too Much Mr Tremlett. Perform against the world No1 and then talk!

  • Quazar on June 13, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    Why can noone in India or England see the common-sense compromise?? The disagreement is on HawkEye alone... but to eliminate howlers, all we need are HotSpot and Slow-mo replays. So why not agree to UDRS with HotSpot and slow-mo replays (and no HawkEye)?? Just baffles me!

  • Indian_Alps on June 13, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    One of my friend made an interesting comment about UDRS - He said a decision should not be total left on technology to decide. So if there is caught behind question, use hotspot to decide, but do not leave decisions like lbw completely on technology ... I also like UDRS, but his viewpoint was refreshing too ...

  • Quazar on June 13, 2011, 20:05 GMT

    @26boom... India have beaten Australia in a Perth Test without Zaheer (2008) and also tied SL 1-1 in SL (2010) without Zaheer. Depending on fitness, India can choose from Zaheer, Sreesanth, Munaf, Ishant, Praveen and Nehra for England... that depth is nothing to be scoffed at.

  • Quazar on June 13, 2011, 20:00 GMT

    If England want to be No. 1, DRS or no DRS, they need to beat India both home and away, or at least tie with India both home and away as SA have managed. SA are better than England, especially now that Tahir can play Test cricket for them.

  • Quazar on June 13, 2011, 19:41 GMT

    Hawkeye is the problem... fallible projections masquerading as absolute truth; HotSpot is praised by the Indian team too. And no UDRS isn't the end of the world... or should we consign to the dust-bin over a century of Test cricket because there was no UDRS in the past???

  • the26boom on June 13, 2011, 19:41 GMT

    i think no.1 spot of test cricket is gona swing between south africa and england for the next two years.....those two teams has all kinds of players needed for test cricket...but south africa would probably get ahead of england if ab de villiers gets the test captaincy also....

    someone here has said that india has firepower in their pace battery...LOL he must be talking about his phone battery...if zaheer gets injured in england,,,they will leak 500 runs a day...

  • on June 13, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    Hot Spot is good. But it's not available for all matches. Snicko is good. But it's not available for all matches. Hawkeye is good. But it's not completely reliable. The technology is good. But it is trialled at international level rather than first class level. Fix the kinks. Standardise the technology. Then move it to the international level. Then the BCCI and every other board will accept it.

  • SaravananIsTheBest on June 13, 2011, 19:02 GMT

    As simple as that, we dont want.

    About Eng beating Ind, Hope to see Veeru clearing all his doubts.

  • Sinhaya on June 13, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    Tremlett, India is afraid that their batting line up wont last under UDRS, thats why. Simple as that.

  • ManHOOS on June 13, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    BCCI will never use it We are WC Champions 2011 we rule the world.

  • parrasraja on June 13, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    Well said CT, How shameful it is that Sachin was more then happy to use DRS to save himself against Ajmal in WC but does not like it here. England should make it clear that cricket is not subservient to India. It is other way around!

  • adamgilly on June 13, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    keep dreaming boy.. u beat our 70% depleted side. we will show you true aussie spirit next time. you poms can never be no. 1 in the world, it can either be us or india or may be south africa but never ever england.. you can only win in swinging conditions. otherwise your so called pacers are good for nothing outside england. india will thrash you, so will south afica and so will we AUSSIES in ashes 2013!! mark my words!!

  • on June 13, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    no1?oh nice dream but come on how can u beat team that plays with batsman of msdhoni's calibre at no.7..all indian batsmen are not just great test batsmen but they are number 1 because they play positive cricket with runrate of above 3.5-4 where eng plays old fashion cricket with run rate of 3 or below sometimes..in test matches u need to give time to bowlers to take 20 wickets....yes eng can beat sl easily but comparing to sl batting line up india is far better than sl and in eng conditions india got firepower in ther pace battery...

  • purple-haze on June 13, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    Instead of talking too much, focus on performing Mr. Tremlett. You are a cricketer not a debater that you are giving arguments and counter-arguments. Don't be baffled/annoyed/irritated/mystified/whateve other things you are. Play cricket. Thats what you are here for. And don't misuse phrases like "its a shame" so often. There are far more serious things in this world or for that matter cricket itself that qualify as being "a shame." The acceptance or reluctance of a particular board towards a non-perfect technology hardly deserves such a response.

  • DazTaylor on June 13, 2011, 17:56 GMT

    I hope India get an absolutely shocking decision against them. Maybe an LBW against Sachin Tendulkar whyen he gets a huge amount of bat on it. If this happens, I will have no sympathy.

  • Stark62 on June 13, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    I'm with you on this subject is well and so are many other cricketing fans but it seems the people who matter, don't like the DRS system for some reason or the other.

  • on June 13, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    Oh...Tremlet, You didn't understand the intention of BCCI on DRS, INDIA need accurate reviewed decision,Not greater/less than 2.5 meters type hilarious decisions..... Also Don't be ooover confident about the series,You're going to face MIGHTY indian team in July,Not the crippled team i.e touring Windies.....

  • SettingSun on June 13, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    I wouldn't worry about it, Trem. You won't need UDRS. You know what India are like playing bowling where the ball bounces more than above ankle height. Just plonk it halfway down, get them hopping around cluelessly as ever, and you'll forget that they decided to be total Luddites about UDRS.

  • on June 13, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Who care if you THE fan of this DRC or not

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  • on June 13, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Who care if you THE fan of this DRC or not

  • SettingSun on June 13, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    I wouldn't worry about it, Trem. You won't need UDRS. You know what India are like playing bowling where the ball bounces more than above ankle height. Just plonk it halfway down, get them hopping around cluelessly as ever, and you'll forget that they decided to be total Luddites about UDRS.

  • on June 13, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    Oh...Tremlet, You didn't understand the intention of BCCI on DRS, INDIA need accurate reviewed decision,Not greater/less than 2.5 meters type hilarious decisions..... Also Don't be ooover confident about the series,You're going to face MIGHTY indian team in July,Not the crippled team i.e touring Windies.....

  • Stark62 on June 13, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    I'm with you on this subject is well and so are many other cricketing fans but it seems the people who matter, don't like the DRS system for some reason or the other.

  • DazTaylor on June 13, 2011, 17:56 GMT

    I hope India get an absolutely shocking decision against them. Maybe an LBW against Sachin Tendulkar whyen he gets a huge amount of bat on it. If this happens, I will have no sympathy.

  • purple-haze on June 13, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    Instead of talking too much, focus on performing Mr. Tremlett. You are a cricketer not a debater that you are giving arguments and counter-arguments. Don't be baffled/annoyed/irritated/mystified/whateve other things you are. Play cricket. Thats what you are here for. And don't misuse phrases like "its a shame" so often. There are far more serious things in this world or for that matter cricket itself that qualify as being "a shame." The acceptance or reluctance of a particular board towards a non-perfect technology hardly deserves such a response.

  • on June 13, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    no1?oh nice dream but come on how can u beat team that plays with batsman of msdhoni's calibre at no.7..all indian batsmen are not just great test batsmen but they are number 1 because they play positive cricket with runrate of above 3.5-4 where eng plays old fashion cricket with run rate of 3 or below sometimes..in test matches u need to give time to bowlers to take 20 wickets....yes eng can beat sl easily but comparing to sl batting line up india is far better than sl and in eng conditions india got firepower in ther pace battery...

  • adamgilly on June 13, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    keep dreaming boy.. u beat our 70% depleted side. we will show you true aussie spirit next time. you poms can never be no. 1 in the world, it can either be us or india or may be south africa but never ever england.. you can only win in swinging conditions. otherwise your so called pacers are good for nothing outside england. india will thrash you, so will south afica and so will we AUSSIES in ashes 2013!! mark my words!!

  • parrasraja on June 13, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    Well said CT, How shameful it is that Sachin was more then happy to use DRS to save himself against Ajmal in WC but does not like it here. England should make it clear that cricket is not subservient to India. It is other way around!

  • ManHOOS on June 13, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    BCCI will never use it We are WC Champions 2011 we rule the world.