International Cricket Council has made changes for the DRS system to review Umpires’ decisions in the Tests. According to the changes now after the completion of 80 overs both teams will be awarded two more reviews. Currently, every team has two chances under DRS to review umpires' decisions.

According to the announcement by the Chief Executive Committee of ICC every team will be given two more reviews after the completion of 80 overs in the innings. No matter if team has used either of them or both of them already.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="324"]Stuart Broad, ICC, Ashes, Australia, England, Chief Executive Committee, Pakistan, South Africa, DRS, Aleem Dar This incident from the recent Ashes series caused these changes in the DRS System (PA Photos)[/caption]

The problems with the number of reviews started when during the first Test of Ashes, English batsman Stuart Broad was caught behind but Umpire Aleem Dar declared him not out. As Australia already had used their reviews so they could not refer to the third umpire anymore under DRS. As a result Ian Bell and Broad scored a partnership of hundred runs and gained upper hand for their team.

This incident created controversy right in the beginning of the series; there was a lot of clamour over the number of reviews. Therefore, the ICC came up with this important decision in the next meeting right after this incident.

Using two different balls on both ends during ODIs was under the discussion too but due to divided opinion, there was no such development about it and current rules are intact in that regards. However, this has been decided that if an ODI is limited to 25 overs only then the same ball will be used on both ends.

Another announcement at the end of this meeting suggests that there will be an event for the introduction of ICC World Championship next month in Dubai. In other words, it will take place right before Pakistan and South Africa Test Series. Moreover, there are some changes in code of conduct too and now captain is bound to hand over captaincy to any other player during an important match as penalty of slow over rate.

The Chief Executive Committee consists of the heads of 10 full members of the ICC and three associate members.
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