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Flower wants the ICC to be stronger
Wednesday 27 July 2011

England coach Andy Flower feels India’s decision to disallow TV reviews for LBW decisions could hurt England’s chances of becoming the number one Test side in the world.

At Lord's on Monday, umpire Billy Bowden rejected lbw appeals by Stuart Broad against Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina but England couldn't challenge the decisions due to India's reservations.

"I'm actually slightly fearful it might hit us quite hard at some point," Flower was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.

"We almost saw it happen in this Test match. It would have been wrong if the outcome of the game was seriously affected by a couple of those decisions. It's unsatisfactory the way it is, no doubt about that," he added.

The Zimbabwean was critical of the ICC's failure to convince India on the use of DRS and said the governing body should deal with the issue more strongly.

"I think the ICC should be stronger in taking a lead on these issues - they're the world governing body. I don't think it's unfair to say they haven't led on this topic.

"We all know that it is not going to be 100 per cent, but we also know you get more correct decisions using it." he concluded.

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