London: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Saturday admitted that there are technical problems with the Umpires Decision Review System (UDRS), which will not be used in the Test series between India and West Indies.

The Indian cricket board has heavily opposed the decision review system saying the system is not fool-proof.

Lorgat, however, said the world body is pretty satisfied with UDRS, which has been recommended by ICC's cricket committee for all Test matches.

Lorgat said the decision to make UDRS mandatory for all Test matches will be take by the ICC Board.

'We are very satisfied with the way UDRS, which is pioneering technology, has progressed. No one doubts that it has helped to raise the percentage of correct decisions - by more than five per cent from about 92 per cent to more than 97 per cent - and crucially it has removed the obvious umpiring errors.

Even though such errors are rare, thanks to the high level of performance by our elite umpires, they can and do occur from time to time,' Lorgat was quoted as saying by Pakpassion.net.

'The UDRS helps to remove these and allows the game to proceed without a blatant error. At present there are practical issues with the availability of technology and hence it is up to the respective Member Boards to decide if they wish to use UDRS in any given series,' he said.

Lorgat also said the criticisms directed at ICC over their decision to limit the number of team for World Cup, from 14 to 10, is understandable.

'However, it is for the ICC Board to decide what is in the best interest of the game. As previously announced, the Board will revisit the decisions made surrounding the composition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 when it next meets at Hong Kong in June,' he said.

Lorgat also said that match-fixing is a problem that is not just restricted to Pakistan.

'The recent guilty verdict on the three players has resulted in the PCB taking a number of important steps to fight this scourge. But it is not a problem confined to Pakistan.
Corruption is a threat to all countries and can strike anywhere, so it's important we don't confine our attention to one or two places. There is no evidence to suggest that corruption is widespread in cricket but that does not mean we can be complacent,' he said.

(Agencies)