Even as the ICC and various boards debate on its implementation, Bikash Mohapatra finds out what the players have to say about the UDRS.
Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS). The name itself spells two divergent opinions.
While the boards of Australia and Sri Lanka are very much in favour of the use of the same, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) opposes its use vehemently.
India and Sri Lanka were the first teams to use UDRS in a three-Test series in July-August 2008, but since that tour the Indian board has always opposed it.
Under the current rules, the host country gets to decide whether UDRS will be used and that has helped the various boards to pursue with their respective viewpoints.
While the UDRS wasn't used in the just-concluded India-Australia series, it will be used in the upcoming World Cup considering the latter is an ICC event.
Even as the ICC and the various boards argue about its implementation, we bring what the players have to say about the UDRS.
It is, after all, a system for the players. So it is essentially to understand their opinion, as to why they advocate it, if at all, or the reasons for their resentment.