Pakistan confirm use of DRS
England will be playing under the decision review system against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next year.
The Pakistan Cricket Board wasted no time today in announcing its intention to use the full DRS complement of 'Hot Spot' and ball-tracking in their ’home’ series.
Their stance was made clear within hours of an International Cricket Council statement explaining that DRS will no longer be a mandatory or universal requirement for Tests and one-day internationals but must be agreed by the participants themselves in all bilateral series.
Pakistan’s forthcoming matches against Sri Lanka will also take place with all the technology in place.
PCB spokesman Subhan Ahmad said: “We are pleased to be taking a leading role in the use of ICC-recommended technologies for international cricket.
“We hope that other partner boards will follow the example of the PCB and use the system in their respective future series. The use of the DRS system will bring added value to our forthcoming series.”
England will have no objection to the use of DRS, having long been enthusiastic advocates of the technology available to help increase the number of correct umpiring decisions.