The Indian cricket team has given a thumbs up to the Decision Review System (DRS) in its revised form which makes the ball-tracker technology optional in bilateral series.
"It's so good that the tracker system has been done away with. It was the tracker system which was the bone of contention for us," said a senior member of the side after the team practice on Monday.
In the ICC Executive Committee meeting in Hong Kong, the usage of UDRS was made mandatory for both Tests and one-dayers across all countries.
However, the decision was made with a rider: the ball tracker system -- a technology which measures the progress of a delivery after it leaves the hand of a bowler -- is not mandatory.
It implies that if a country disagrees, the UDRS will be used without the tracker technology in a bilateral series.
Thus the UDRS system without the tracker technology will be used in India-England series beginning next month. The present series between India and the West Indies is being played without the UDRS system.
The cricketer explained why the Indian team and BCCI were resistant to the tracker system of the UDRS.
"The tracker system has an inherent flaw. First, the cameras are not exactly in a straight line behind the umpire.
Two, the height of delivery after pitching can never be accurately measured by technology.
"Strong wind, change of pace, the uneven bounce can all cause major difference to the height of a delivery when it reaches stumps.