Bangladesh Cricket Board is working towards ensuring full DRS (Decision Review System) in the last few matches of BPL 2022 and in the five-match limited-overs series against Afghanistan.
After criticisms over umpiring decisions in the first leg of matches in Dhaka, Alternative DRS or ADRS was introduced in the eight matches played in Chattogram. The ADRS however does not show ball-tracking and ultra-edge/hotspot. Third umpires use slow-motion and shaded area of stumps to assist on-field decisions.
The BPL is coming back to Dhaka for four games before moving to Sylhet for six. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury has hinted at obtaining full DRS for the third Dhaka leg and play-off matches, as well as Bangladesh’s three ODIs and two T20Is against Afghanistan after the BPL.
He said, “We are trying to bring DRS not just in Afghanistan series but in latter stage of BPL as well. We have already begun works for that. We will make sure it’s the full DRS.”
The three Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODIs will be part of the Cricket World Cup Super League. Afghanistan are expected to arrive in the second week of this month – with some of their regular white-ball players already in Bangladesh playing the BPL.
The matches will be played in Dhaka and Chattogram.
“We are planning to arrange the ODI and T20I across Dhaka and Chattogram. Afghanistan requested for a conditioning camp. They can use Sylhet for that. We are expecting them to arrive around February 12,” Nizamuddin told the reporters.
“The plan is to stage the ODIs in Chattogram and the T20Is in Dhaka.”
The final fixtures of the series have yet to be released.