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Introduction of DRS discussed in Ranji conclave

by Sahir Usman May 18, 2019 • 04:48 AM

Mumbai, May 18 - The introduction of Decision Review System (DRS) in Ranji Trophy and doing away with the concept of coin toss were among the major suggestions put forward by captains and coaches of the domestic teams during a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organised annual conclave held here on Friday.

Last year, poor umpiring marred the Ranji Trophy season and it was expected that discussions will surround mediocre umpiring in the conclave.

DRS has so been restricted to international cricket but with the number of matches increased significantly last year, captains and coaches Acalled for the introduction of DRS with the available technology for televised (television and digital broadcast) Ranji Trophy games.

The most glaring umpire gaffe last season was when Cheteshwar Pujara was ruled not out despite a huge nick and his century changed the course of the Ranji Trophy semifinal between Saurashtra and Karnataka.

There was also discussion on doing away with the coin toss and letting the visiting team make a decision to bat or bowl first.

With the domestic structure now involving 37 teams, a discussion was held on the relevance and significance of Duleep Trophy and the Irani Trophy and opinion on the same was sought from captains and coaches, a BCCI statement said.

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