The BCCI has decided to utilize “limited DRS” during the Ranji Trophy knockout matches from this season in an offer to eliminate umpiring howlers that snatched features during previous seasons.
The DRS adaptation to be utilized during the domestic tournament won’t involve Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge, the two key components of the framework utilized in international cricket.
A lot of Controversial decisions were taken by on-field umpires during the Ranji Trophy last season, including the semi-final among Karnataka and Saurashtra in Bengaluru, and BCCI’s general supervisor of cricket, Saba Karim said it is essential to maintain a strategic distance from such howlers in future.
“Last year, in some of the knockout matches, there was some flak on umpires because there were some terrible howlers,” Karim told ESPNcricinfo.
“So we want to avoid all that and use whatever help we can get. For the knockouts in Ranji Trophy matches, we will utilize all the technology available to us as a means to apply the limited DRS to help the on-field umpires make the correct decision.”
Numerous umpiring blunders had defaced the Ranji semi-finals with Cheteshwar Pujara being let off twice – once in every inning.
The India Test expert proceeded to score a century which changed the course of the match as hosts Karnataka neglected to seal a spot in the Ranji last season.
Skippers and mentors later required the presentation of DRS in Ranji Trophy amusements during a Conclave in Mumbai last May.
Board of trustees of Administrators (CoA) at that point endorsed the choice to actualize this constrained rendition of the DRS in June.
Karim said there will be a “meeting to generate new ideas” with match authorities, including umpires and referees, and the board’s communicating group to discover a way actualize the accessible innovation.
“We are just trying to use it as an experiment just to see how much it can be useful to domestic cricket. We will use whatever cameras we can use to come to the right decision,” he said.