ICC lacks proactive approach to DRS: Ehsan Mani

Muhammad Asif Khan

KARACHI: The former president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Ehsan Mani, while backing the existing Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), stated that the system would get further improved with time and appropriate measures. “With the help of the UDRS, the accuracy has jumped up to 95%. There are minor issues, which needs to be taken care of adequately”, said Ehsan Mani, while talking to this correspondent for News One TV. Image

“I am not entirely satisfied with the existing UDRS, but it should not be stopped. The ICC should act proactively to improve it further”, added Mani.

On a  question, Ehsan Mani admitted that installing a top-class DRS, with all the components, was a costly business however, added that the game of cricket was generating a lot of money therefore expenditure on it’s quality should not be compromised.

On BCCI’s reservations on the UDRS, Ehsan Mani described it as ICC’s ‘weakness’.

“The ICC should not leave it to the member countries, instead it [ICC] should formulate a mechanism for the uniform usage of this technology [DRS]. The ICC should take charge, via financing and other measures, rather then leaving it on to the boards.” concludes Ehsan Mani.

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