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DRS enabled umpires to make 98.5 per cent correct calls: ICC

Dubai, Feb 16:
The ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has revealed that the Emirates Panel of Umpires’ usage of the Decision Review System (DRS) has enabled them to attain a staggering accuracy rate of 98.5 percent.
“I am very proud of the Emirates Elite Panel of Match Officials and our targets for correct decision making this year currently stands at 94 percent rising to 98.5 percent after DRS,” Richardson wrote in his article for ICC’s official website.
Richardson also said that another round of deliberations will happen during the first half of this year on working out a strategy for the inclusion of cricket in Olympic Games.
“…We also need to determine cricket’s strategy in respect of participation in the Olympic Games. Is it something we will continue to explore in the first half of 2017 and if our Members agree they would like to pursue it, then that’s when the real work for Olympic inclusion begins,” he stated.
Richardson also said that the global body’s endeavour remains to protect the integrity of the sport. (PTI)

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