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Why does the BCCI hate DRS?
No, it's not because there is something charming about human error
When Hawk-eye was first introduced, the BCCI thought:
"Life isn't meant to be fair, so this is unnatural"
"Lines, angles, curves, predictive path! So hard to grasp!"
"Ha! This is nothing"
HotSpot, according to the BCCI, is:
Rubbish, because what is infra-red technology compared to truth-inducing potions?
The surface area of a corner, where you land after a particularly poor performance
A synonym for the desires that you must renounce
The BCCI thinks Snicko is:
Not suited to its wavelength
Rubbish, because technology used in land mines is far superior
About getting a competitive edge, which diverts you from your life's purpose
Every time the ICC brings up the issue of mandatory DRS, the BCCI says:
"God, this place is as restrictive and unbending as school"
"Everything in life is impermanent"
"Let's wait. Something better will come around soon, no doubt"
When the BCCI says the DRS is not 100% accurate, what it really means is:
The only absolute in this universe is nirvana
Don't you want something that will wow you?
Achieving even 50% was so hard, 100% is impossible
The BCCI thinks technology is best used for:
Calculations that you can't do on your fingers
Getting patents and selling rights to the highest bidder
When it was told that the system could be improved by handing over control to the third umpire, the BCCI said:
"Those authority figures are not sympathetic. They never spare the rod when you fail"
"Control is an illusion"
"You might as well hand over the decision-making to a drunken goat"
If the ICC manages to push through a mandatory DRS, the BCCI will:
Probably lose millions in R&D costs
Probably need tutorials
Accept its fate
What sort of consensus would make the BCCI happy?
The sort that even kindergarten kids can understand
The sort that accepts that dualism is not possible
The sort that will make it very rich
More in Page 2
A triumphant Lord's return
Pakistan thrilled one and all in their first Test at Lord's since 2010, giving their fans the experience of a lifetime
A match that transcended the ordinary
A fan hears "the sound that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life" during the India-Bangladesh game
An 800-km train journey to watch two special wins
A long journey, queues and ticketing troubles could not take away from the great show that Afghanistan and Scotland put on in Nagpur
PSL's final rumble among dhols and Africa djembes
The quality of cricket was high, the noise levels in the ground were high. The only downer was the struggle to get into the stadium
Emoji masks, and alien dance moves
A packed house and a nail-biting finish, perfect for the T20 format, made it an exciting day at Newlands
Stoneman departs for Surrey, Collingwood signs on
Russell calls ban uncertainty 'stressing and depressing'
Tom Latham stresses on patience for Zimbabwe Tests
Rain cuts first day short after 12 wickets tumble
'Root was the difference' - Misbah
'It's time our administrators were as enthusiastic as our cricketers'
talks about the road ahead for the game in his country
Time up for Vince?
Your questions answered on Cook's "badly misjudged declaration", Shan Masood, and more
Why sportsmen need stress
It might sound counter-intuitive but players can convert the experience of mental strain into purposefulness, and derive strength from it
English cricket must reach out to its public
Its image as an establishment game fits uncomfortably with the impulse to spread T20 cricket to a wider audience
A touch of Pakistani mayhem
The Cricket Monthly July issue
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