Decision Review System (DRS)


As per the playing conditions for cricket's showpiece set out by the International Cricket Council, Decision Review System (DRS) will be used in all matches.

DRS, which has been used in Test matches selectively when the two competing teams Boards have agreed to its implementation, has been consistently opposed by the Indian board.

DRS, which has been used in some bilateral Test series while ignored for others due to lack of agreement between the concerned boards, would be making its entry for the first time in ODI cricket.

According to DRS, each team is allowed to make two unsuccessful Player Review requests per innings. If a Player Review results in the umpire reversing his original decision, then the request has been successful and does not count towards the innings limit. If the umpire's decision is unchanged, the Player Review is unsuccessful.

After two unsuccessful requests by one team, no further Player Review requests will be allowed by that team during the current innings.

If following a Player Review, an umpire upholds a decision of 'Out', but for a different mode of dismissal from that for which the original decision was given, then the request will still be regarded as unsuccessful.

If following a Player Review, an umpire upholds a decision of 'Not Out' on account of the delivery being a no-ball for any reason, thereby not requiring any review of the ball's subsequent trajectory, then this will not be counted as an unsuccessful request and not count towards the innings limit.

The TV umpires have also been given a guide about balls pitching within the stumps for interpreting the laws on leg before wicket if called to use DRS.

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