The BCCI has finally decided to introduce the Decision Review System (DRS) in the upcoming season IPL.
“This idea has been going around for many years,” said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday.
Each team will be given one chance to review an umpire’s call during the IPL 2018.
With this decision, IPL will now become the second T20 league in the world – after Pakistan Super League (PSL) – to adopt the technology that helps to reduce the umpiring howlers.
Shukla was speaking to the media after announcing that the T20 League has inked a three-year deal with Tata Nexon as its partner, declaring there was “great synergy between IPL and Tata Nexon.”
It was also announced that the player with the best strike rate in each IPL game will be rewarded and a Nexon car will be awarded to the player with the overall highest strike-rate in the entire tournament, set to run from April 7 to May 27.
The decision to use the DRS system in IPL 2018 reportedly came after the board held a meeting in Visakhapatnam last December, where the top ten umpires from the domestic fold were briefed about the technology by Denis Burns, the ICC umpires’ coach and former Australia pacer-turned umpire Paul Reiffel.