"There is a proposal to use DRS in the IPL minus the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) referrals. We have just started discussing it," said IPL Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla after its meeting here yesterday.
     
Some signs of acceptance of DRS without the ball tracking technology for LBW referrals have already come from BCCI president Shashank Manohar, also the chairman of the ICC.
     
This is a significant change from the earlier stand against the DRS adopted by the BCCI and its World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the past. Dhoni has repeatedly asked for a fool proof system while opposing DRS.
     
However, with several decisions going against India in successive Test and ODI series in the absence of DRS, the BCCI officials might have felt the need of using it. During the recently-concluded five-match ODI series between India and Australia, India were hurt because of the absence of DRS.

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