The 11th edition of the IPL is about to kick-off and there is a major news for every IPL fan right now. After a long protest against the Decision Review System (DRS), BCCI has finally given the green signal to introduce the DRS System and the Decision Review System is all set to make its debut in the cash rich Indian Premier League(IPL).
According to a report in the Indian Express.com, the board is now ready to include DRS in the 11th edition of the cash-rich league. With the league beginning a new start after completing a successful decade. The upcoming season will be the first occasion where the system will be put to use.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli had no objection against the use of DRS technology, it was only before England’s tour of India towards the end of 2016 that the BCCI took a comparitively smoother turn on the subject of DRS.
According to a BCCI official, “The BCCI was keen to have DRS on board since quite some time but it was only this year we felt we should go ahead with it for the IPL. We have the best of all other systems in place, so why not DRS? Anyway we have been using it for India’s international matches for over a year and a half now.”
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In the December of 2017 BCCI organized a workshop for domestic umpires so that they could understand the very details of the review system. The ICC Umpire’s Coach Denis Burns and the former Australian fast bowler turned umpire Paul Reiffel addressed the 12 domestic umpires who participated in the session and will be the part of the upcoming tournament.
One of the participating domestic umpire said,“Indian domestic cricket doesn’t use the DRS system till date. As local umpires are being hired for the IPL, the board had called us to be briefed about the system. We were told that the board will be using DRS in IPL and they wanted us to get used to the technology.”
After Pakistan Super League, IPL will become the second major T20 league to adopt the DRS system.
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