Tag Archives: DRS

Couch Talk 116 with John Holder, Former International Umpire

In this episode, former international umpire John Holder speaks about his dislike of DRS, player dissent, need for excellence in umpiring rather than perception of neutrality, the time he was approached by a bookie, his accusation of ball tampering by … Continue reading

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Ashes Black Swan Event?

Gideon Haigh said during a recent interview that despite the overwhelming dominance of England over Australia in the Ashes so far, the 10-0 predictions may not actually come true. He thinks that “there is a potential for Black Swan kind of … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 89 with Gideon Haigh

In this episode, Australian writer Gideon Haigh talks about the Decision Review System (DRS) that has been a major talking point in the ongoing Ashes series, the ethics of walking, Australia’s confused approach to this Test series (replacing the coach, … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 62 with Simon Taufel

In this episode, Umpire Simon Taufel talks about his decision to call time on his international umpiring career, his new role at the ICC as the Umpire Performance & Training Manager, the kind of preparation and homework he did to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 43 with Gaurav Kalra, CNN IBN Sports Editor

In this episode, the sports editor of the television network CNN IBN, Gaurav Kalra talks about the quality of cricket reporting in Indian media, BCCI, India’s selectors, Decision Review System (DRS), role of bloggers and sports journalism in India, in … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 38 with Kartikeya Date of A Cricketing View

In this episode, Kartikeya Date of A Cricketing view, who has provided his readers extensive insights in to the technology and philosophy of the Decision Review System (DRS) talks about the changes to the DRS debate in the last 9 … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts on Catches

On the final day of the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Pallekele, Michael Clarke standing at 2nd slip, took what can be described as a “ripper” to dismiss Mahela Jayawardene off the bowling of Trent Copeland. While … Continue reading

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I Spot No HotSpot

Let us consider the two situations. Eoin Morgan thinks he edged the ball from Praveen Kumar during the first innings at Lord’s and walks off even before the umpire had made a decision. Rahul Dravid stood his ground as the … Continue reading

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Couch Talk: Episode 3 with Kartikeya Date, A Cricketing View

In this episode, Kartikeya Date of A Cricketing View comes on the show to discuss the fragilities of the ball tracking technologies used in the DRS, their impact on the interpretation of the LBW law and ponders about the role … Continue reading

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