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DRS, Super Over to make World Cup debuts

February 02, 2011 20:23 IST

The much-debated Decision Review System (DRS) and the Super Over, used in case of tie matches in knockout stages, would make their World Cup debut in the upcoming extravaganza which unfolds in the sub-continent on February 19.

As per the playing conditions for cricket's showpiece set out by the International Cricket Council, DRS will be used in all matches. 

DRS, which has been used in Test matches selectively when the two competing teams' Boards have agreed to its implementation, has been consistently opposed by the Indian board.

Sri Lanka's former World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday came out wholeheartedly in its support at a function in Mumbai.

"If ICC has the technology, they might as well use it and give the benefit to the players. It is a World Cup and one decision can change the game," said Ranatunga. 

DRS, which has been used in some bilateral Test series while ignored for others due to lack of agreement between the concerned boards, would be making its entry for the first time in ODI cricket.

"Each team is allowed to make two unsuccessful Player Review requests per innings. If a Player Review results in the umpire reversing his original decision, then the request has been successful and does not count towards the innings limit.

If the umpire's decision is unchanged, the Player Review is unsuccessful," the playing conditions state.

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