McGrath still sees areas in which the DRS must be improved to make it more efficient
Australia pace legend Glenn McGrath has questioned whether the Decision Review System (DRS) helped or made things more confusing for officials and both South Africa and Australia during their first Test at Brisbane.
Many of the decisions left players standing around scratching their heads and wondering whether the correct call had been made.
“To me there is still too much of a grey area. It can go in your favour or against you depending on the umpire, you like to think these decisions are there to help out the umpires a bit more. I am a big fan of the DRS but this leaves a little bit of a grey area which can come back and bite the umpires,” McGrath said.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) implemented the DRS in order to stop “howler” decisions being made by umpires, but from the scenes witnessed during the first Test between Australia and South Africa, it still seems that match officials are getting used to the technology.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have never used the DRS during any of their series since they believe the technology is flawed.