Not a few days, the BCCI President claimed that the ICC’s decision to revert to the old policy of UDRS was made in contention with other cricket boards. However, Australia and South Africa have revealed that they do not have a closed door policy on the system.
India have always had a problem with the Umpire Decision Review System. And just when the ICC thought they had ironed out a way through the problems to arrive at some semblance of an agreement and imposed the UDRS upon all teams and formats, once again the elements of the technology fell apart only for India to once again put up their guard and refuse to entertain the UDRS as a mandatory aspect of the sport.
The ICC had only in June stated that the UDRS would go ahead without the Hawk Eye technology that involves ball tracking keeping in mind India’s reservations. However, the Hot Spot became a serious bone of contention on India’s tour of England, made even worse by the fact that India were losing their pride and the series although the Hot Spot was not the only reason for it. However, the damage had been done with the Hot Spot proving to be less than accurate on more than one occasion enough to warrant that the BCCI decided that they would oppose the UDRS irrespective of the ICC agenda.
The ICC’s decision to revert to the previous status of the UDRS wherein the two teams had to mutually agree for the UDRS to come into place has seen the India immediate opt out of the UDRS in their ODI series against England. But that has not stopped two of the teams that have been generally willing to trial the system in a bid to make it foolproof on the job which means that the UDRS is not entirely rendered redundant by the BCCI decision but rather will be once again put to the test in the Australia South Africa series which means the technology will continue to have a candle held out for them.