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England's Finn calls for universal DRS system

April 4, 2012 - Colombo

England fast bowler Steven Finn has said that the Decision Review System (DRS) should be made mandatory for every cricket board.

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is deemed as the biggest block in making the DRS a universal phenomenon.

Finn believes that different protocols in place for different series, is usually the result of it's high cost, but in India's case it's a deep-seated doubt that the technology used are inaccurate, and it is deeply disappointing.

On the first day of the Colombo Test, Finn and his teammates thought that Thilan Samaraweera had gloved a short ball onto his thigh pad before it ballooned up into the hands of short leg when he had made 36.

The umpire gave it not out, but Finn was so swayed of the two noises that captain Andrew Strauss went for the review.

"I reckon DRS should be universal and unified across the board so you have everything at every game. I felt there were two big enough noises for it to be clear off glove and thigh pad," The Telegraph quoted Finn, as saying.

"When we're out there we don't have the benefits of being able to slow everything down. But we didn't let it affect us and we kept plugging away. The worst thing we could have done was get frustrated about the decision and bowl bad balls," he added.


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