The 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season noticed many firsts. It not solely noticed Saurashtra clinching the trophy for the primary time within the historical past of India’s premier home competitors, but in addition noticed the maiden utilization of Resolution Evaluate System (DRS) — although in restricted format — within the Ranji Trophy.
Talking to IANS after the profitable completion of the Ranji Trophy, BCCI GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim stated that restricted DRS was in a position to serve its objective and the gamers and the match officers have been proud of its introduction. In accordance with Karim, they have been in a position to remove a number of umpiring errors which have been witnessed within the knockout phases of the final Ranji season, one thing which happy him lots.
“I’m very joyful to see the outcomes of the restricted DRS. I interacted with the gamers, the coaches and the match officers. The concept was to organize them as and when the matches are performed with full DRS, they can perceive that and use it accordingly,” Karim pointed.
“We have been in a position to remove lot of howlers which we had seen within the final season of the Ranji Trophy knockouts.”
When requested concerning the response from the gamers and the match officers concerning restricted DRS, Karim stated the “general suggestions was heartening”.
“Largely, the gamers and the match officers have been very joyful. Because it was a restricted DRS, it was defined to the gamers and the match officers how one can use, the quantity and the sort of choices to be referred to the third umpire.
“There have been clearly just a few misgivings concerning the choices. However the general suggestions we obtained from the gamers and the coaches was heartening,” he stated.
Karim additional stated that as of now, they haven’t made any resolution with regard to persevering with with the utilization of DRS in Ranji Trophy.
“There’s a fixed alternate with the gamers and the match officers as to how one can take it ahead. And now because the season is over, we may have a mind storming session earlier than the subsequent season begins and see how one can take it ahead,” he stated.
“You probably can’t have it in your entire event as a result of all of the matches are usually not televised. It is solely the semi-finals and the finals that are televised. That is one subject and it is for that purpose with a view to carry uniformity, we can’t have DRS in your entire event,” he added.
Karim, who represented India in a single Check and 34 ODIs, additionally expressed his opinion on the talk between the four-day and five-day Check matches. In accordance with him, the unique format, i.e. five-day format needs to be continued.
“For me, I imagine in five-day Check matches. It isn’t solely concerning the gamers but in addition concerning the curators who put together the pitch which is sporting sufficient and assist all of the facets of the sport until the fifth day,” stated Karim.
“The whole gambit of a Check match cricketing expertise is of 5 days. Plus, climate performs a giant function. You can’t have matches being performed for greater than 6-7 hours in a day. So, I feel, I would like to stay with five-day format,” he added.