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PCB searching for sponsors to allow use of DRS in ODI series against Australia in UAE

July 3, 2012 - Islamabad

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keen to use the Decision Review System (DRS) and is trying to have it employed for their one-day series against Australia in August.

A senior PCB official said that although the ICC executive board decided against the mandatory use of the DRS, Pakistani officials continue to support the implementation of the system.

"We are trying to obtain sponsorship to use the DRS against Australia in the one-dayers as we feel it is a system that has helped the game and umpires," the Daily Times quoted a PCB spokesman, as saying.

The ICC has left the final decision to the individual cricket boards to decide if they want to use the DRS in bilateral series.

Pakistan had suffered severely during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle as some contentious decisions went against them, however, the Sri Lankan cricket board decided against having the DRS in the ongoing home series, the paper said.

The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) has been the biggest opponent in making the DRS mandatory in international cricket, as it managed to put off an ICC move of making it compulsory during Test matches, at a ICC Chief Executives' meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, late last month.


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