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What is DRS in Cricket? DRS Rules, Meaning, Full Form, and Umpire’s Call: In this game of cricket, some decisive things have to be decided at the right time. The finer points have an immediate effect on the game and its positive outcome. Technically there are many things that only experienced and knowledgeable people in the field can understand. So it is not the job of the players to make the right decision at the right time, it is the “job of the umpire”.

In cricket, the umpire is appointed to decide on many things like pitch, run, and dismissal, unbeaten. He is at the forefront of cricket. The team plays under the captaincy, the coach train the team; and an umpire recognizes the rules of the game according to the situation and makes decisions. Umpire alone does not fulfill this responsibility. He has a full team with him.

What is DRS in Cricket?

In cricket, “DRS” is a technology-based system that consults match officials in decision-making. DRS stand for Umpire Decision Review System. It is the first time introduced in 2011 for One Day Internationals. Later on, ICC made ‘DRS’ compulsory for international matches. 

When a player performs on the field and gets dismissed due to any reason, and the teammate demand an appeal to the on-field umpire, the appeal goes to the “third umpire” and his decision is considered as the final decision. 

Umpire’s call

When technology fails to give the verdict about the LBW or not out in the context of batsman’s performance, then the role of on-filed umpire gets the start. Umpire’s call is a way of challenging the third umpire about the decision; because his actual presence can decide whether the center of the ball was definitely outside the line on the leg side. After the umpire’s call, the outside leg and not out decision are declared. The on-field umpire can reverse the decision if he has a clear mistake to show. There are certain parameters for deciding “LBW” that are considered to be a clear mistake.

DRS in Cricket
DRS in Cricket

Components of DRS

DRS system is a cricket review system that gives reviews about the innings. The review has the following components.

TV replays: that display the action of the player in slow motion.

Virtual Eye: A ball tracking system that records the interruptions by bowlers and batsmen

Snickometer: Directional microphone that detects the small sounds of the bat hitting to pad or anywhere.

Hot Spot: The imaging system that shows the ball has been in contact with the bat or pad. It’s an infrared imaging system. 

Ball Tracker: The system is used to track the ball’s direction towards the stump in the case of LBW

Final Decision

There is a huge monitor inside in the separate room where off-field umpires sit. The third umpire looks at the action replays from different angles and then concludes. He reports to the on-filed umpire, discusses whether their analysis supports the original call or contradicts it. The final decision is made by the on-field umpire. 

Player’s review about DRS

The Player’s report about “DRS” has been controversial although it receives positive reviews from players and critics. Many cricketers from Pakistan and Australia have expressed dissatisfaction with the system. ICC expressed mixed review as it is not so perfect but can make the perfect decisions in future will be adopted in every match. The purpose of introducing the system was to eradicate the errors of the umpire and it is adopted by many other games. It is adopted in India, but not all countries can afford this technology.  

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