Monday, October 26, 2009

Sachin Tells need of Technology in Umpire's desicions

Sachin Tendulkar has put his burden at the back of calls for umpires to make more use of technology in their decision-making method.

But while the famous India batsman is not entirely persuaded by the player referral system, he believes new innovations like Hot Spot should be used by the third umpire.

Sachin said: "We are already using technology for doubtful catches; they should use the Hot Spot technology for bat-pad decisions so the on-field umpire has to only make leg-before calls.

"I'm quite happy with Hot Spot technology because it founds quite clearly if contact was made with the bat and pad.

"Hot Spot technology will come in handy for caught-behind decisions as well."

The ICC has trialed the umpire decision review system, which allows players to ask for the television umpire to review a decision made by the on-field officials, with mixed results.

And Tendulkar believes the referral system needs to be perfected before it is applied on a full-time basis.

"I'm not particularly happy with the referrals because I'm not convinced of the angles," he added.

"I was not happy when we first went through it."

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