Hong Kong: Sourav Ganguly has welcomed the ICC's decision to make the DRS mandatory for international Tests and ODIs, saying that there would only be more improvements ahead for all the parties involved. Ganguly said that he understood India's reluctance to use the system because, "they had their reasons".
Ganguly was a part of the Indian team which played the first series in which the DRS was used, against Sri Lanka in 2008. In the immediate aftermath of that series, the Indian team had expressed its lack of confidence in the technology to the BCCI. "At the time we were not convinced by the camera angles in use at the time," Ganguly said. "We were not convinced they were right. There was so much negativity around it that we didn't think it worked. Hopefully there's much more consistency around it now."
Ganguly, who left Sri Lanka after the Test series, said he did not know whether the Indian team had made its concerns about the camera angles known either to the match referee or the broadcasters.