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For a game as steeped in tradition as cricket is, the question of how much to rely on technology is a perennial - and is now becoming increasingly complex. The Decision Review System has been controversial since it was first put in place
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Jan 22, 2015

Giving the batsman the benefit of the doubt? It's in the law

The Cordon: Why going in favour of the batsman on lbws is more than just a tradition in cricket

Kartikeya Date

Jan 6, 2015

Non-neutral umpires? No thanks

Rob Steen: It might seem like there isn't a need for "independent" umpires these days, but imagine the outrage if a home umpire appears guilty of favouritism

Rob Steen

Jan 2, 2015

Stop embarrassing yourselves over the DRS, India

Mark Nicholas: Rather than complain about the so-called ineffectiveness of the system, the BCCI should use its financial muscle to improve it

Mark Nicholas

Dec 16, 2014

The real reasons why the BCCI opposes DRS

Page 2: And it has little to do with 100% accuracy

R Rajkumar

Dec 13, 2014

The DRS' in-built safety mechanism

Page 2: Which protects humans from being enslaved by machines

Andrew Hughes

Nov 12, 2014

Umpire communications to be broadcast

News: Viewers will be able to hear the communications between the TV umpire and the on-field officials in the upcoming one-day series between Australia and South Africa, and possibly during some matches at next year's World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 7, 2014

Tendulkar wants 'standardised' DRS

News: Sachin Tendulkar says he supports the use of technology in international cricket as long as a uniform referral system is implemented across the world

Nagraj Gollapudi

Aug 28, 2014

What cricket can learn from baseball's review system

The Cordon: In baseball, technology is used to help experts, not to second-guess them

Kartikeya Date

Jul 16, 2014

Hawkeye sceptic turns Hawkeye advocate


Jun 25, 2014

'It's hard being me,' says DRS

Rob Steen: Cricket's unholy offspring tries to explain the benefits and challenges of the review system to Americans (and fails)

Rob Steen

Jun 16, 2014

Why cricket's future is bright

Martin Crowe: Cricket has suffered many evils recently - fixing, chucking, mankading and sledging, to name a few - but it will emerge from the darkness stronger, wiser and better

Martin Crowe

Apr 11, 2014

Let's look at that again

Essays: Ten people associated with the game look at how technology has affected the way cricket has been officiated, played, covered and watched

Benj Moorehead

Apr 10, 2014

The problem with low catches

The Cordon: The cricket cognoscenti is largely eager to give the fielder the benefit of the doubt when a catch is referred. This should not be the case

Kartikeya Date

Apr 2, 2014

Why do we over-react when changing cricket's rules?

Martin Crowe: Instead of helping umpires react instinctively to situations, we have burdened them with misleading technology that has turned them into second-class citizens

Martin Crowe

Mar 27, 2014

The white-line crime

The Cordon: Officials spend precious time scrutinising bowlers' foot faults but ignore it when non-strikers gain unfair head starts

Michael Jeh

Mar 24, 2014

Why the BCCI won't be swayed by Richardson's DRS claims

Martin Crowe: The ICC's CEO hopes to get India on board and backing the review system, but that doesn't look likely to happen

Martin Crowe

Dec 27, 2013

Officiating Replay System trial for Pakistan-SL series

News: The ICC will be trialing the use of the Officiating Replay Systerm during the last ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi and the first Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 23, 2013

Video The DRS: Where do you stand now?

Review 2013: Looking back on 2013, we talk to Sanjay Manjrekar, Daryll Cullinan, Mark Butcher, Sharda Ugra, David Hopps and Sambit Bal about the DRS

Nov 11, 2013

Clarke claims DRS 'distorts the game'

News: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has questioned the wisdom of the referral system for disputed verdicts, stating that its use is distorting the actions of umpires as well as players

Daniel Brettig

Nov 3, 2013

Hot Spot may earn Ashes reprieve

News: Hot Spot could be set for a late entry into the upcoming Ashes series as part of a trial for an enhanced DRS, including Real Time Snicko technology

Andrew McGlashan

Oct 16, 2013

'I'm honest, and I stand up for what I believe is right'

Interviews: BCCI president N Srinivasan, currently in the eye of more than one storm, speaks about India's South Africa tour, the board producing TV telecasts, and the health of the game in the country

Interview by Sambit Bal

Sep 18, 2013

Video 'New rules still miss the point'

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo's Andrew McGlashan talks to Aakash Chopra about the changes to the DRS and other rules that the ICC has come up with after its recent meeting in Dubai

Jul 18, 2013

Video Steve Waugh: DRS has improved the game

News and Analysis: Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says the use of DRS has helped improve decision-making in cricket.

Jul 13, 2013

Video Broad's edge: to walk or not to walk

News and Analysis: Stuart Broad's controversial decision to stick to the umpire's 'not out' call when he had clearly edged the ball to slip in the first Ashes Test created quite the stir on the third day at Trent Bridge

Jul 12, 2013

Video 'Australians don't walk that often'

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo's Jarrod Kimber explains to Jonathan Harris-Bass and former Australia international Bryce McGain why he feels that Stuart Broad did nothing wrong in not walking off the pitch

Sep 15, 2011

Audio 'The game shouldn't be a lottery'

Bowl at Boycs: Geoff Boycott on the right balance for pitches, Yorkshire's relegation, and the continuing scrutiny of technology in cricket

Jul 6, 2011

Audio Has the balance of power shifted in the ICC?

Time Out: Harsha Bhogle, Sharda Ugra and Peter Roebuck review the decisions taken at the ICC annual conference in Hong Kong. Plus, we speak to the heads of Virtual Eye and Hot Spot

Jun 23, 2011

Audio 'There is a fear of offending India'

Bowl at Boycs: Boycott on the DRS divide, phasing out senior players, how to combat short-pitched bowling, and the impasse in West Indies cricket

Mar 17, 2011

Audio Boycott: 'Umpires at fault, not the DRS'

Bowl at Boycs: Boycott on England's troubles, Kamran's wicketkeeping woes, the challenge of the batting Powerplay and questions surrounding the review system

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