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Review System for WI, Aussies test series

Published:Monday | November 16, 2009 | 9:33 AM

West Indies may yet again encounter the controversial Umpire Decision Review System in their three-Test series in Australia, starting later this month.

This follows two host boards choosing not to use the Umpire Decision Review System for high profile series in India and South Africa because of the cost.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa have flatly refused to follow the mandate of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s world governing body and implement the system for their respective home Test series against Sri Lanka and England.

Media reports indicate that the ICC will send a senior official to Australia to hold discussions with Cricket Australia and host broadcaster, Channel Nine, in a bid to make sure it is used for Test series against West Indies.

Teams are allowed to have two decisions of the umpires on the field referred to the video umpires for adjudication in each innings using the Umpire Decision Review System.