At high levels of umpiring, you get things right about 92 per cent of the time. But the eight per cent is also now important at the high level the game is played these days - Kumar Sangakkara.
Kumar Sangakkara was rightfully unhappy after India decided not to use the 'controversial' Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) for the three-Test series in Sri Lanka. (India triumphed only once out of 21 referrals while Sri Lanka got 11 right in 27 reviews during the 2008 Test series). The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already announced that the review system would be implemented at next year's World Cup to minimize umpiring errors, provided an agreement be reached with broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports.
Since its introduction, the UDRS has evoked mixed response from the exponents of the game. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it was still premature. "It's still not a 100 per cent correct system. Let's wait and see until the ICC comes up with a foolproof plan," Dhoni added. Cricket'sRead More »from Why Not Use Technology in Sports?