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Australia surprised over India's refusal to allow use of review technology in Test series against Oz

December 21, 2011 - Mumbai

India's decision to reject the use of cricket's electronic eye over accuracy concerns has surprised Australia.

The move comes ahead of India- Australia Test series.

Cricket Australia had hoped the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would at least allow a compromise on the Decision Review System.

The BCCI move might likely raise tensions on the field over wrong decisions.

Nine's cricket coverage Executive Producer Brad McNamara said he could not understand why India objected to the review system.

"We are not really sure what they are basing that on. There are different types of the technology around the world, some of it is not as accurate as others. I just hope they are not basing their judgments on the inferior technology instead of the good one," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted McNamara, as saying.

"We put a lot of time, effort and money into making it as accurate as possible. We are fairly certain we are using the best technology available. If India get a couple of rough ones through the summer, they might all of a sudden become a fan of the DRS. It is a bit confusing," he added.

Nine will, however, continue using the DRS and Hot Spot, which would allow viewers to have a better view than the umpires on controversial decisions.

Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur said he had hoped technologies would be used during the upcoming series.


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