Devon Conway DRS Controversy in IPL 2022
A fresh dispute has erupted about the TATA IPL 2022 season. The current topic of discussion is the DRS, also known as the Decision Review System. In the first innings of the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians, the DRS was unavailable. Devon Conway is at the centre of the debate. The IPL has been characterised by poor umpiring in recent seasons, and the DRS technology was utilised to address this. Here’s a closer examination:
Power Outage In IPL 2022, this led to “No DRS”:
Due to a power outage at the Wankhede Stadium, the DRS was unavailable for only a few games. The BCCI had provided for portable generators, but the floodlights were powered by these generators. In recent years, the IPL has seen poor umpiring, which is what has ignited the debate.
The lack of the DRS in IPL 2022 was widely criticised by Virender Sehwag on the Cricbuzz Live broadcast
“What will happen if there is a power outage?” he continued. Is the generator exclusively for the stadium lighting and not for the broadcasters’ equipment? DRS should have been utilised if the contest was still going on.