After a week of hearing about the pros and cons of the DRS, I’m still unclear about one thing: why exactly is India — or specifically, the BCCI and one or two cricketers — opposed to it?
Here’s a list of India’s grievances with the DRS:
- I am not going to buy a life jacket that doesn't come with a warranty. [Dhoni, November 2011]
- It is the judgment of one system (computer) against the other (the umpire). — [Shashank Manohar, August 2010]
- I have even told the ICC that we have no problem with HotSpot. Our objection is to ball tracking. [Manohar holds his ground, last week]
- Sorry, we do have have problems with HotSpot - it is an expensive, monopolistic, military technology, and it can get stolen. [Unnamed BCCI source]
- I am not fully convinced with DRS. [In Sri Lanka, 2008], I was not convinced with many decisions. I did not feel comfortable ... I would rather go with HotSpot because that establishes the contact between the bat and the bowl. [Sachin Tendulkar, 2010]
- I am not against DRS,