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The ICC Chief Executivesâ€™ Committee (CEC) met in Kuala Lumpur on 24 and 25 June 2012. CEC recommended to the Board the universal application of the DRS after being satisfied with the technology enhancements provided by new Hotspot cameras and the results of the independent research on ball tracking conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology. Dr Rosten had tested the accuracy and reliability of ball tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were 100% in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments.
CEC accordingly recommended to the ICC Board that, subject to the Members' ability to finance and obtain the required technology, DRS should be mandatory for all Tests and ODIs.
o Hotspot cameras must be included in the minimum requirements (two cameras) alongside ball tracking technology;
o a minor amendment to the LBW protocols whereby the 'margin of uncertainty' regarding the point of impact with the batsman should be the same as that provided for the point of impact with the stumps.
The number of successful reviews will be retained at two per innings for a Test and one per innings for an ODI.
Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: "We have made good progress in independently testing ball tracking and the new enhancements has resulted in the CEC unanimously supporting the ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation to universally apply the DRS in all Test matches and ODIs."
However, the BCCI, the main advocate against using DRS maintained their stance on the issue, sharing that they did not feel the system was foolproof, despite the evidence presented, and the decision to use the system should be left at the discretion of the participating boards.
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