Technology use can improve - Flower
England coach Andy Flower has called for some "calm decision-making" to try to improve the process of third-umpire referrals in the remainder of this summer's Ashes. Each of the three Tests so far has been beset by a series of controversies over the use of the decision review system - almost exclusively relating to the impact of bat on ball, or otherwise, for caught-behind and lbw appeals. The available technology has regularly contradicted itself, leaving the third official with an awkward judgement call which has inevitably led to contentious outcomes.
Flower has gone a little further, making it clear he thinks improvements are necessary. "But I would say there are very clear protocols to use and to stick to, and I think some calm decision-making needs to be made over the next two Tests." England head to Chester-le-Street, where the fourth Investec Test is due to begin on Friday, with the final match set for The Oval towards the end of this month.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz