Decision Review System (DRS) For the next BBL season
DRS for the next season
Alistair Dobson head of Big Bash League, announced that the Decision Review System (DRS) would be introduced for the next season of the Big Bash League. The recently concluded 2020-21 edition of the tournament was marred by numerous umpiring errors of the game that leads much repression to the of fans and experts.
The BBL 10th edition became the most-watched season on TV and streaming platforms. After the Sydney Sixers retained their title, Alistair Dobson said the introduction of a ‘BBL specific’ DRS was on the cards. Speaking to AAP, the BBL boss was also delighted with the audience’s response:
“To finish the way it did last night … relief is certainly part of it and pride on behalf of everyone involved. That game reminded everyone how amazing the Big Bash is; we didn’t get as much of that this season, but it was a great reminder of what a great competition it is and how much people care about it.”
Need for DRS in @BBL
Exhibit no. 221: Philippe’s dismissal today
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) January 24, 2021
Alistair Dobson said the new rules will bring a ‘net positive impact’ and would be reviewed before using it to the upcoming season.
Shane Warne concerns over poor umpiring
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— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 30, 2021
Shane Warne was one of the most emphatic voices who had raised concerns over poor umpiring in the Big Bash League. The former leg-spinner believed that the tournament will not be taken seriously if Cricket Australia didn’t introduce the Decision Review System DRS soon.
“I’m sorry but who is in charge of the umpires in Australia? Every game we see horrible mistakes & it’s embarrassing for the BBL completion! The big bash is a wonderful tournament, but it’s fast becoming a joke and could ruin players’ careers,” said the former Aussie spinner.
Please, can we have DRS immediately! No one likes to criticise the umpires as it’s a tough job – we know that. But while these howlers continue, what do we do? Say everyone makes mistakes & accept it? CA have to implement DRS immediately or we won’t attract big international players & the BBL won’t be taken seriously,” concluded Warne.