The Board of Control for Cricket in India will deploy the Decision Review System in the forthcoming series between India and England starting from the 9th of Nov 2016, on a trial basis to evaluate the improvements made to the system, over a period of time.
In the meeting with the ICC and the Hawk-Eye officials, the improvements made to the system were further evaluated by the BCCI team, who were satisfied that most of the concerns and suggestions that were expressed by BCCI over a period of time, were addressed to a significant extent.
Anurag Thakur, President of BCCI, who was present throughout the presentation stated, “We are happy to note that Hawk-Eye has institutionalised all the recommendations made by BCCI, and we confirm that this improved version of DRS will be used on a trial basis during the forthcoming series against England and based on the performance of the system and the feedback that we will receive, further continuation in forthcoming series will be decided. We recognise the enhanced role of technology in sport and BCCI will lead such initiatives in coming days, and enrich the viewer experience.”
Ajay Shirke, Hony. Secretary of BCCI said, “With MIT endorsing the enhancements made in the system on the basis of recommendations made by the BCCI, we are convinced that such technology should be utilised in supporting correct decision making. While recognising that improvements in technology are on-going, BCCI will continue to include any and all such path breaking interventions, to further the cause of the sport.”
Stephen Carter, Managing Director of Hawk-Eye Innovations, said, “Hawk-Eye is delighted that the BCCI have recognised the changes we have made to improve our technology. The use of Ultra Motion cameras for both ball tracking and edge detection has seen an improvement in accuracy that both the ICC and MIT have independently verified. From our experience as the only technology company independently tested and approved for official decision making in cricket, tennis, football, and volleyball, we recognise that this only represents the start of the journey, and that the hard work starts now. We understand the responsibility we have been given by the BCCI, and are confident in our ability to deliver the technology that Indian cricket deserves."