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Pollock criticises BCCI for obstructing universal implementation of DRS

July 3, 2012 - Johannesburg

Legendary South African batsman Graeme Pollock has criticized the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for again obstructing the universal implementation of the Decision Review System (DRS).

Pollock did not spare the International Cricket Council (ICC) either as he slammed cricket governing body for not taking financial and administrative responsibility to impose the technology.

Pollock felt the BCCI's continuous rejection of the DRS was mainly due to its unsuitability to Indian batsmen.

"It's ridiculous that India have managed to do this [opposing the universal implementation of the DRS] on their own, but it does suggest that DRS favours sides that have lots of good batsmen," the Daily Times quoted Pollock, as saying.

"Essentially, the system does not suit India's top six [batsmen]. You play differently if you're a batsman, when the review system is in operation. You are limited in the number of reviews you can call for, and if DRS is not in operation, a lot of players are going to get away with decisions that should go the other way," Pollock added.

Pollock also hit out against the fact that the DRS cost is borne by the broadcasters, although the benefit of its use goes directly to the ICC.


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