Greg Chappell digs into India over DRS
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 22:14
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MELBOURNE: Former Team India coach Greg Chappell on Monday backed Australian opener Ed Cowan's call for having compulsory DRS in all international matches, saying it will reduce the pressure on umpires and reduce the howlers.
"There is no question, DRS has to be implemented uniformly to help cut down on umpiring errors," Chappell told Fox Sports.
Chappell, whose two-year stint with the Indian team ended on an acrimonious note, said he could fully understand why Indian players were against the use of DRS.
"They probably reckon that batsmen tend to benefit from close decisions," Chappell opined, blaming 'BCCI politics and money power' for the non-implementation of the DRS across the cricket world.
Chappell, however, agreed that the technology used in DRS was not foolproof.
"The problem is that the technology used is not perfect, but then nothing in the world is. You will still have a few errors, but the idea is to eliminate the howlers," Chappell said.
Having said that, Chappell opined that the decisions made by the umpires against Mike Hussey and Ed Cowan on Monday didn't qualify as howlers.
"When you look at the real-time images, you definitely get the impression that Hussey was out. Only when you look at the slow-motion replays do you realize that he had not nicked it.
"In Cowan's case too, the umpire must have heard a noise which may have prompted him to give the batsman out," Chappell added.
Source: The Times of India
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