UDRS is a joke, says Latif

“The manner in which the system has been applied in the World Cup and the way decisions of the umpires have been reversed or upheld because of it indicate it is nothing but a joke,” Latif said.

Latif said the system was simply not serving its purpose in its present form specially without the hotspot technology. “Every system requires its entire components in order, but here a major component of the system (hot-spot) is missing. Also, the hawk-eye does not consider the nature of the wicket while showing the trajectory of the ball”, Latif said.

He pointed out that it was very difficult for the technology to take into account the nature and bounce of pitches as they were all different in different countries and in varying climate.

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