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    The BCCI and ICC have confirmed the DRS will not be in use for the upcoming one-day international series and one-off Twenty20 international between India and England. Warren Brennan, the chief executive of BBG Sports, the company behind Hot Spot, had told ESPNcricinfo on October 5 that they would not be making the technology available for the series. Since Hot Spot was made one of the minimum requirements for the DRS during the ICC's annual conference in June, the ICC has said there will be no reviews for the India-England series.

    Brennan admitted BBG Sports was disappointed with Hot Spot's performance during India's tour of England and said he believed "it did not have BCCI's support" for the technology following that series. "Following the comments by Mr Srinivasan on September 20 in relation to Hot Spot and the DRS process, BBG Sports believed it did not have the support of the BCCI and promptly decided not to bring the Hot Spot to India for their upcoming home series," he said. Srinivasan, the new BCCI president, had criticised Hot Spot after the board's annual general meeting in Mumbai.

    Since the DRS will not be in use, the ICC do not require an umpire from their elite panel to be third umpire. Hence they have said Simon Taufel will not be required to officiate in the matches and Billy Bowden will be the only umpire from the elite panel to stand in the series.



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