Bangalore. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world, but in the ongoing Ranji Trophy final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the BCCI decided not to use DRS, which can affect the match. Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who was in excellent form on the first day of the Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh title match, survived in a very close LBW. Was declared not out. Sarfaraz is in great form these days.
India’s Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara received two lives in the case of being caught behind while playing for Saurashtra in the semi-finals in the 2018-19 season, which cost Karnataka a huge loss. After this, BCCI used ‘Limited DRS’ in the 2019-20 season of the Ranji Trophy. Technologies like Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge were not used in this DRS.
On this whole matter, a BCCI official said in a conversation with the Press that we have faith in our umpires. DRS is a costly technique; what if it is not used in the final? The official said that in this match, we have entrusted the responsibility to two of India’s best umpires (KN Ananthapadmanabhan and Virender Sharma).
According to the Media, an expert said, ‘ Wiring every machine is very expensive. Technology like Hawkeye requires additional cameras. Ranji Trophy matches are played with limited resources. He said that in a match, $ 6 thousand for 2 camera setups and $ 10 thousand for four sets of cameras, including the cost of the hotspot, one has to spend $ 16000 i.e. about 12 and a half lakh rupees which is a huge amount.