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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: DRS.......Yes or No???
PostPosted: 14:28 on 23rd Feb 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
peado Wrote:
addtamx Wrote:
My biggest beef with it all is the mistakes the 3rd umps make......this should not happen.....ever.

Agreed. But you can't blame DRS for that. The Jaques Kallis debacle was caused by two umpiring errors not DRS.
I too love DRS, and even when watching a game live at the stadium, DRS adds to the spectacle and level of excitement. The crowds seem to love it. I was at Cape Town for the recent test, and couldn't find one single person in the crowd who doesn't like it.
Equally I don't detect any call amongst players, umpires, media or cricket authorities (India excepted) that want to get rid of it.
Every single test match which doesn't involve India is using it, even though it is not mandatory. Surely that says it all.


Hard to disagree with that.

My only 'beef' is the time that some decisions take. The last Colombo test seemed to revolve around interminable debate in the 3rd umpires room. Not only did it leave the impression that the ultimate decision was a best guess, it actually undermined the whole pocess.
We all believe in the concept of batsmen being given the benefit (well apart from bowlers obviously) but anything debated longer than, shall we say one minute, surely goes completely against the spirit of this ethos. If you can't say after reviewing it three times then he's not out, simple as.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: DRS.......Yes or No???
PostPosted: 03:21 on 24th Feb 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Location: Australia
peado Wrote:
Agreed. But you can't blame DRS for that. The Jaques Kallis debacle was caused by two umpiring errors not DRS.


But the DRS isn't just about the technology, it is a package of both technology and umpires. IMO if the 3rd umpire fails the DRS fails.

What did we all think of the Ross Taylor dismissal yesterday, another contentious one??

I reckon in this case the right decision was reached, but I'm not convinced he should have been given out. The only conclusive evidence was snicko, which isn't part of the DRS and didn't become available until sometime after the event.

The Taylor one also highlighted another gripe I have with the system. In a case like this it isn't about benefit of the doubt to the batsmen, it becomes benefit of doubt to the on field umpire.

If the decision was not out and Broad referred it I'm fairly certain that the DRS verdict would have been not out. I struggle with that.....are we using the technology to get correct decisions or is it a safety net for umpires??
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peado
Post subject: Re: DRS.......Yes or No???
PostPosted: 09:19 on 24th Feb 2013

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
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addtamx Wrote:
are we using the technology to get correct decisions or is it a safety net for umpires??

We are using it to get correct decisions. Which in the main it does do.
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lanesra
Post subject: Re: DRS.......Yes or No???
PostPosted: 21:51 on 24th Feb 2013

Joined: 13:50 on 5th Jul 2012
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I reckon it has at least stopped the more enthusiastic teams (Australia) from badgering the ump every delivery.....
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