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Controversial DRS to be used in 2015 ICC World Cup

Cricket’s world governing body, International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) will be used during the ICC World Cup 2015.

DRS has always been opposed by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) over the accuracy of the system and the technology used in reviewing decisions.

However, the ICC, during it’s two-day meeting in Dubai, confirmed that the DRS would be used in all 49 matches during it’s flagship tournament to be played in Australia and New Zealand.

The system was officially used for the first time when New Zealand hosted Pakistan in a Test series in 2009. It was alos used during the previous World Cup in India with some degree of success. But during an England match in the 2011 World Cup, it received a lot of flak over the dismissal of Ian Bell.

Modelled in the review systems used in other sports, like in lawn tennis, DRS has seen amendments made, especially regarding the LBW verdicts.

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