Sri Lanka will not use DRS due to financial crisis.

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According to new rule of the ICC, DRS (decision review system) is mandatory in all tests and

ODIs. In fact it is a revised version of present DRS, where hot spot technology is mandatory

but ball tracking technology, Hawk-Eye is not mandatory in bilateral series. Boards have to

decide whether to use it.

But this law will be effective from October. If Sri Lanka wants to use DRS in the coming

series against Australia, they will have to pay $5000 per day and this one and half month

long tour will cost $150,000 which Sri Lanka Cricket can’t afford. Upali Dharmadasa, the SLC

interim committee chairman said they may consider if they get sponsor.

Now ICC is trying to get a sponsor for DRS. If they fail, it will be the last series without


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