The Board of Control for Cricket in India had to finally relent on its stand against the Decision Review System. After the ICC's chief executives' committee unanimously agreed to make a modified version of the DRS mandatory in all international matches.
The mandatory terms and conditions for the DRS that have now been recommended to the Executive Board for approval on Tuesday will now consist of "thermal imaging" and "sound technology" with the "ball-tracker" having been removed from the ICC's original compulsory list of DRS technologies.
The much-debated system will be in place during India's tour of England, but with certain modifications. The Hawk-Eye ball tracker will not be a part of the DRS and hence it won’t include leg-before decisions. "The leg-before decision for that series will be completely that of the on-field umpire," BCCI president Shashank Manohar told ESPNcricinfo.
The ICC also specifically removed the Hawk-Eye from its list of compulsory technologies for the system and replaced it with the Hot Spot technology. It was also further decided that the use of the ball-tracking technology in bilateral series will depend on an arrangement between the two cricket boards.