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DRS here to stay - World Cricket committee Published: 17 July 2013

DRS here to stay - World Cricket committee

Steve Waugh and Barry Richards are among MCC World Cricket committee members to strongly defended the Decision Review System - despite controversy during the first Ashes Series Test at Lord's.

Speaking in the aftermath of the Test at Nottingham the members of the WCC present for the meeting at Lord's on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July unanimously declared their support for the system.

DRS here to stay - WCC

Waugh, who played 493 Test and ODIs for Australia, said that despite the recent controversies, DRS has improved the game.

"It has made the game more definitive and we're getting more decisions right than wrong," said the ex-Australia skipper.

Richards admitted that not all decisions were going to be correct, even with the DRS in play.

"We're not seeking perfection," he added. "If we're seeking perfection then we're going the wrong way.

"But is does enhance the experience, for players, spectators and the umpires themselves."

In addition to the DRS, the WCC - chaired by former England captain Mike Brearley - also discussed the future of day/night Test cricket and the size of bats in modern international cricket.

Read the full statements from the latest meeting of the World Cricket committee here.


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