The Bangladesh cricket Board has decided against using the DRS(Decision review system) in the upcoming India’s tour of Bangladesh, which is slated to begin on June 10th.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has unveiled its new jersey, for its players in the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka, the capital of the country. Speaking at a press meet after the unveiling function, Mr. Nazmul Hasan said that they would not be using DRS technology in the upcoming series of India and Bangladesh. He said ” we are not going to use the DRS technology in the series. The decision has been taken after consultations with the Indian Board”. He further added ” To my knowledge i think no team uses DRS technology if they are playing against India”.
India has been the strong condemner of the DRS system since its inception. The Board says that it wants the technology to come flawless before incorporating into the game. In the past, India had been at the receiving end of many bad decisions due to the DRS technology. It has lost crucial matches against England and Australia, with its star batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid falling for poor decisions.
Due to the pressure from the Indian Board in the ICC annual meetings, the International Cricket Council has ruled that DRS technology can be used in bilateral series on the agreement of the both teams playing. However, it is mandatory to use DRS in the ICC authorised events.
Bangladesh tour starts from June 10th, starting with a lone test match. It is followed by three one day matches. The Indian Board has taken the tournament seriously by sending its star batsmen to the series for the first time.