The Decision Review System (DRS) is all set to make its Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2018. The BCCI has given the green signal to introduce the system, which for years they were not in favour of, for the first time in their marquee league. The board had held onto their stubborn stance against the referral system, insisting and reiterating that it wasn’t foolproof. It was only in late 2016, prior to the England tour of India, that the board finally mended their ties with the DRS.
“The BCCI was keen to have DRS on board
The board in December had picked the top 10 domestic umpires in the country for a session on DRS in Vizag keeping the IPL in mind. Denis Burns, the ICC umpires’ coach and former Australian pacer-turned umpire Paul Reiffel had flown in to brief the umpires about the technology. The 10 umpires will be the ones officiating in the IPL.