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Rajkot set to be first Test centre in India to implement DRS

November 04, 2016 12:26 IST

IMAGE: The Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot. Photograph: BCCI

Rajkot will not only make it's Test debut next week but will also become the first Test centre in India to implement the Decision Review System, which the Board of Control for Cricket in India agreed to use on a trial basis during the upcoming India vs England Test series.

The first match of the five-Test series, which is starting on November 9, will be held at the Saurashtra Cricket Association's stadium in Khandheri.

"Decision Review System (DRS) will be implemented during the Test match in Rajkot," Niranjan Shah, SCA honorary secretary was quoted as saying in a official press release issued by the SCA.

BCCI, after opposing DRS for such a long time has decided to use the system in upcoming Test series against England on trial basis.

"Though it would be on trial basis, this will be first ever bilateral test with all components and technology of the system including the ball tracking system being used during the match as well as the series," Shah said.

Shah claimed that Rajkot will become the first Test match centre to implement the DRS system for the first time in India.

Team India is arriving in Rajkot on Saturday while the visitors, who are currently training in Mumbai, are expected to arrive on Sunday.

Vishakhapatnam (November 17), Mohali (November 26), Mumbai (December 8) and Chennai (December 16) will host the remaining four matches of the series.

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