POSTED: Saturday January 16th 2010

ICC confirms receipt of complaint by England and Wales Cricket Board

Technology issues during Johannesburg Test will be fully investigated

The Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council will ensure a full and comprehensive investigation is carried out of issues involving technology and the decision review system (DRS) as applied during the fourth Test between South Africa and England in Johannesburg following controversy and receipt of an official complaint from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

“We have received a letter of complaint from the ECB and we will launch a formal investigation into the exact circumstances surrounding the application of the decision review system after completion of the Johannesburg Test match,” said ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

“There is a large amount of controversy, speculation and potentially unfair criticism circulating at present so it is important to establish the exact facts before reaching any final conclusions.

“This is early days for the DRS and so far we are pleased with its effectiveness and the value it can add to the game in support of umpires. However, we have always acknowledged there is room for further improvement in the available technology and this investigation will be conducted in that light so the system becomes even more reliable.”


For further information, please contact:

James Fitzgerald

ICC - Communications Officer

Tel: +971 4 382 8872

Mob: +971 50 640 1223



ICC - Communications Officer

Mob: +971 50 452 8662



PO Box 500 070

Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 382 8800

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Name: James Fitzgerald
Organization: International Cricket Council
Phone: +971 4 382 8872

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