India SA DRS Controversy: Host broadcaster responds, ICC referee CAUTIONS INDIA

India SA DRS Controversy – SA India Test Series: Host broadcaster SuperSport said on Friday late night that it had no control over the Decision Review System (DRS) used in the Test series between South Africa and India. Meanwhile match-referee for the 3rd test Andy Pycroft has cautioned team India for the rant against the broadcaster – but did not sanction them: Follow India Tour of South Africa LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

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India SA DRS Controversy: Upset Host broadcaster SUPERSPORT responds, ICC match referee CAUTIONS team INDIA

SA India Test Series – In a report by South African media, the broadcaster is upset by Indian team’s antics.

In a brief statement issued to AFP, the broadcaster said: “SuperSport notes comments made by certain members of the Indian cricket team.

“Hawk-Eye is an independent service provider, approved by the ICC and their technology has been accepted for many years as an integral part of DRS.

“SuperSport does not have any control over the Hawk-Eye technology.”

Members of the Indian team reacted angrily on Thursday when a leg before wicket decision against South African captain Dean Elgar was overturned on review.

Several Indian players were heard complaining about the decision and there appeared to be suggestions the broadcaster was manipulating the technology.

India SA DRS Controversy: ICC match referee CAUTIONS team INDIA

SA India Test Series – India escaped any kind of sanctions by the ICC on the issue. Though the South African media has reported that Indian team was cautioned by Andy Pycroft, the match referee of the third Test match at Cape Town.

Pycroft according to report by TimesLIVE, have told the Indian team management that the players’ behaviour was uncalled for and they could attract sanctions if such reactions are repeated.


Kohli refused to dwell on the incident when asked about it during the post-Test press conference on Friday.
“I have no comment to make. I understood what happened on the field and people on the outside don’t know exactly what goes on the field. So for me to try and justify what we did on the field and say ‘we got carried away… If we would have charged up and picked up three wickets there, that could have been probably the moment that could change the game.”

IND vs SA LIVE: Kohli, Rahul attacks Broadcaster after controversial DRS call, ‘Whole South Africa playing against XI guys’

India SA DRS Controversy – Entire Incident Explained – The incident occurred in the 21st over of the innings which was bowled by Ashwin. The spinner bowled a tossed-up delivery and it drifted in, beating Elgar on the inside edge and the ball struck him right in front of the stumps, and on-field umpire Marais Erasmus raised his finger.

The controversial call evoked different reactions from KL Rahul, skipper Virat Kohli, and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

However, Elgar reviewed the decision and replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps, and hence the decision was overturned.

India SA DRS Controversy: Upset Host broadcaster SUPERSPORT responds, ICC match referee CAUTIONS team INDIA

Indians Attack the Broadcaster: Team India was shocked on seeing the ball going over the stumps and the stump mic caught Kohli, Ashwin, and Rahul suggesting some tampering with the technology. Even umpire Erasmus was seen shaking his head on how the ball was missing the stumps

First, the mic caught Ashwin as saying: “You should find better ways to win Supersport (South Africa broadcaster).”

Then Virat Kohli said: “Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition, trying to catch people all the time.”

At last, KL Rahul said: “Whole country playing against XI guys.”
Elgar and Keegan Petersen held their ground as South Africa gained full control against India on Day 3 of the ongoing third Test here at Newlands, Cape Town on Thursday.

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India SA DRS Controversy: Upset Host broadcaster SUPERSPORT responds, ICC match referee CAUTIONS team INDIA
India SA DRS Controversy: Upset Host broadcaster SUPERSPORT responds, ICC match referee CAUTIONS team INDIA

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