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          CEC recommend DRS to be mandatory on financial strength

The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) have recommended to the ICC Board that, DRS should be mandatory for all Tests and ODIs, provided the member board's ability to finance and obtain the required technology.CEC made this recommendation 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 assessmentsThere are two necessary requirments in this process.1. Hotspot cameras must be included in the minimum requirements (two cameras) alongside ball tracking technology;2. 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.The chief executives met in Kuala Lumpur with ICC Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, to discuss in this and many other issues relating to cricket.“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.” said the ICC Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.