Pakistan and Sri Lanka united on Tuesday to demand mandatory video technology after several umpiring howlers in their first Test, placing themselves in opposition to India's powerful board.
But does the BCCI care? Almost immediately after the International Cricket Council issued a press release stating that the Chief Executives’ Committee had decided to make DRS mandatory, the BCCI shot back it's own reply.
We wish to clarify that while the DRS was discussed at the meeting, the BCCI’s stance on the same is unchanged.
The BCCI continues to believe that the system is not foolproof. The Board also sticks to its view that the decision on whether or not to use the DRS for a particular series should be left to the Boards involved in that series.
The Decision Review System (DRS), which uses ball tracking and thermal imaging to verify umpires' decisions, was recommended, subject to member nations financing the technology.
Now while money isn't the BCCI's problem -- they are the richest cricket body in the world-- the same can't be said for the Boards of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
"But at the same time, we need to realise that we can't have a different set of rules for every series that is played. It's got to be one way or the other," said veteran cricket writer Ayaz Memon. "This is a problem that has been going on for so long that it's kind of surprising that the BCCI and the other cricketing boards haven't been able to solve it."
"Cricket needs to take a decision. Go with DRS or go with the umpires. We can't be having the Board disagree on such issues all the time."
Watch the entire discussion between Ayaz and Sports Editor Ashish Magotra in the video above.