Colombo: Pakistan’s One-day captain Shahid Afridi wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider increasing the number of Umpire decision review system (UDRS) appeals allowed to a particular team.
Unlike his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is not happy with the UDRS, Afridi said the system had worked well for most teams in the World Cup.
“The use of the UDRS is a positive development and it would not be a bad idea if its use is increased in the remaining matches of the World Cup and even after that,” said Afridi.
Afridi pointed out that the system has ensured minimum errors on the field and most teams are satisfied with it.
Pakistan benefited immensely from the use of the UDRS system during their tight game against Canada yesterday as many of the decisions taken by on field umpires — Darrel Harper and Nigel Long — were turned down on review.
The all-rounder, who has taken 14 wickets in three matches in the tournament, said while he was happy to be playing a leading role as a bowler but added that he would like to see the other bowlers’ fire as well.