Michael Clarke raises doubts over Decision Review System

Citing the example of Stuart Broad not leaving the crease after edging Ashton Agar at slip, Michael Clarke said the third umpire should have powers to overturn a doubtful decision irrespective of the number of referrals available to the fielding team.

updated: November 19, 2013 00:32 IST
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Melbourne: Michael ClarkeAustralian captain Michael Clarke has raised doubts over the Decision Review System (DRS), which the BCCI has been opposing from the very beginning, saying the controversial technology should not be used if it isn't perfect as it can "distort the process".

"The referral system - where captains have two unsuccessful referrals at their disposal - can distort the process. I don't like the tactics involved, where umpires and the teams know how many referrals are left, and change their decisions accordingly. It should be consistent for all players," Clarke wrote in 'The Ashes Diary', his account of the 2013 Test matches in England.

The Indian cricket board has been a staunch opposer of the technology and believes it is not fool-proof.

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