Kuala Lumpur: The ICC's Chief Executives Committee (CEC) has once again attempted to push the Decision Review System towards universal application in international cricket, recommending it to the ICC's Executive Board following fresh and successful testing of DRS technology. The Hot Spot cameras - which had been made mandatory following the 2011 ICC conference in June, only to be taken off the list in October - have now been included as part of the mandatory requirements for the DRS.
The recommendation to the ICC Board comes with one rider: the application will be "subject to the Members' ability to finance and obtain the required technology."
The CEC stated it was "satisfied" with the improvements made over the two key components of DRS technology. These include the new Hot Spot cameras as well as the independent ball-tracking research conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, a Cambridge University department of engineering expert in computer-vision technology. Rosten, the ICC said, had "tested the accuracy and reliability of ball-tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were 100% in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments."