BCCI to take call on DRS after ICC board's Cape Town meeting: Thakur

Kolkata, Oct 3: The Indian cricket board is open to using the Decision Review System (DRS) and would take a final call after the board meeeting of the game's apex body, the ICC, in Cape Town later this month, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur said here on Monday.

"We have already spoken. If you remember in the Sri Lanka series I made an official statement i that BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is open about DRS. The issue is, is that technology 100 percent? Are you sure about the 100 percent decision making as far as DRS is concerned," Thakur asked while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the second India-New Zealand Test at the Eden Gardens.

"There were shortcomings and that is why, in the ICC, we have told the cricket committee to look into the DRS and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was supposed to give a report. Even in our Edinburgh meeting (the ICC annual conference in July) this year, they could not come to a conclusion where they are fully satisfied with the DRS technology.

"I will be attending the Cape Town meeting in the second week of October. We'll again have to look into the performance of DRS. If that is satisfactory, BCCI is open to use the DRS. It all depends on the outcome of the latest trials and the feedback of the DRS technology," he said.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) had earlier this year commissioned the MIT -- one of the world's leading technology institutes -- in its bid to zero in on a uniform decision review system. The MIT was asked to give a report by studying the various systems in place around the world like those for edge detection and ball tracking.

Thakur questioned whether the technology, endorsed by India Test captain Virat Kohli before the Eden Test, is an improvement' on the decisions made by the on-field umpires.