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No UDRS for Eng series: BCCI
Friday 10 June 2011

BCCI’s disapproval of the UDRS is no hidden secret. And the board has once again opposed the usage of the decision review system during India’s forthcoming four-match Test series against England starting from 21st July.

According to 'The Daily Telegraph', "The Board for Cricket Control in India sent official notification to the England and Wales Cricket Board that it does not want the system to be used in the series (in July)."

Consent from both boards is required for the system to be in place during any bilateral series. And with India’s reluctance likely to continue which means the system won’t be in place for the England series. India skipper MS Dhoni and other senior players have criticised the system in the past and it’s unlikely that India will be involved in a Test series with the system in place.

"The reason India do not want it is because it will favour our bowlers," said, former England off-spinner John Emburey.

"It [DRS] has been massive for spinners because they are now getting wickets against batsmen playing on the front foot coming forward. It's a massive advantage to the spinner. The system has shown balls would go on to hit the stumps and umpires have now got it in their minds that they can now give batsmen out," he explained.

Emburey said the DRS has forced batsmen to offer genuine shots against spinners.

"What DRS has done is make batsmen play with their bat rather than hide behind the pad which gives bowlers more chances of edges and catches because they have to play at the ball," he said.

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