We have 'never closed our mind' to DRS, says BCCI secretary

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Colombo, Aug 20: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said they are open to have a rethink on using the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS).

In the ongoing Test series between India and Sri Lanka, DRS is not used. BCCI has strongly opposed the use of the system in bilateral series. However, Thakur today (August 20) said, "we have never closed our mind".

Anurag Thakur wants to improve DRS 'to next level'

Thakur shared his views on DRS during the India-Sri Lanka 2nd Test's first day lunchtime show on host broadcaster "Sony SIX".

When asked whether BCCI would continue to oppose DRS, Thakur said: "It is not about an individual or an association to be against a system. I think we have to see why we don't have a 100 per cent system, or we have to make our mind that it is not going to be 100 per cent."

He continued, "I think if you look at past few months, you will see that we have lost many matches and then we come back and say 'oh we have lost this match, lets look at the DRS'. I think it is not only when we lose a match we should look at the system but we need to look at the overall feasibility of it, whether it is practical, whether it is close to 100 per cent, whether it will help the decision to be implemented, if that is there, we have never closed our mind to that."

"BCCI's (technical committee chairman) Anil Kumble and others had gone to the US to look at the system and see if we can improve it further. I think there are areas where we can look at and improve it to next level. If that is possible, the options are never closed," said Thakur.

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