IPL has been one of the most exciting creating game that ever played. During a month of time, eight teams will fight for the VIVO IPL 2018 cup, and only one came out as victories. But there are many controversies surrounded IPL for years, like bad umpiring decision. Those are a just human error, but that why they have DRS. So Will DRS be used in IPL 2018?
One of the main reason DRS is not used in IPL was because of BCCI. As this is a new technology and BCCI thinks it’s not fully proofed, they won’t take a chance in IPL. But this year, things are going to changes, as BCCI has given green signal to use DRS system in IPL 2018.
Why BCCI agree to Use DRS in IPL 2018?
As we mentioned before, BCCI has their doubt on the system. As it was only introduced to BCCI in 2016, India tour of England, when they first time used in the match. DRS is short for Decision Review System. It was designed to decrease human error while taking a decision.
So its reasonable that as its new technology. There is few loophole which needed to fix. But as DRS was used in international matches where India had played, it was about the time when they introduce DRS to IPL.
“The BCCI was keen to have DRS on board for quite some time, but it was only this year we felt we should go ahead with it for the IPL. We have the best of all other systems in place, so why not DRS? Anyway, we have been using it for India’s international matches for over a year and a half now,” a BCCI official said.
As we can see, they are keen to implement this technology in the IPL, because even if its just a league, but it’s an Indian premier league and when its cricket and Indian both at the same place, every single decision is important and have bigger consequences.
We are all aware of the situation umpires has been facing. Even with the years of experience, sometimes, they also make an error and give a decision which was wrong. When the match IPL match is on, stacks are higher, and we are invested in it more than just for fun. To change it and lower the burden of umpire finally, BCCI has decided to implement DRS in IPL 2018.
This decision was not made just today, in December, BCCI has Chosen ten local umpires and had them trained in Vizag with Denis Burns, the ICC umpires’ coach, and former Australian pacer-turned umpire Paul Reiffel. They came down here just brief this local umpire about DRS system. BCCI wants to implement the DRS system in IPL 2018, and that is why they are going to train these local umpires.
How IPL 2018 will become with DRS?
DRS is not just technology to hear and see the ball and batsman movement. It’s an advanced system which can help and determine if the batsman is out or not. That will make a huge difference in IPL. IPL has very packed schedule, and they are going to play dozens of the game in one-month period. Just because of an umpire human error in the decision, they might lose the IPL. Fans are excited to hear about this and they are already cheering up for their team. One of the best comment we read was an advantage to CSK, as we all know that MS Dhoni, captain of CSK is very well known to take a correct timed DRS and about 90% time, DRS decision favored MS Dhoni.
So what’s your take on DRS being used in IPL 2018? Do tell us in the comment.