The ICC on Sunday confirmed using Decision Review System (DRS) in the upcoming series between England and West Indies women.
This will be the first time that the DRS will be used in any women’s bilateral series as England and West Indies lock horns in the T20I series.
The DRS was available throughout the women’s T20 World Cup in and also used in 50-over World Cup in 2017. Last year, England and Australian teams had summoned the ICC for the usage of the technology in the Ashes series after an umpiring error.
But this time, the ICC has brought in the technology in the women’s bilateral series with a motive of yielding more accurate outcomes of the game.
“You always want the best as players, and DRS is the best. I’d imagine the reason, as usual in women’s cricket, is money, as to why we don’t have it.” England skipper Heather Knight said.
“I think potentially not having it affects the spectacle of the game. Sometimes decisions go your way and it’s obviously the same for both sides but in an ideal world we would have DRS.” she added.
England and West Indies will engage in a five-match T20I series between September 21-30. It will also mark the comeback of the women’s cricket in the international circuit after the COVID-19 pandemic.