Angry McGrath lashes out at grey areas in DRS

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has questioned changes to the Decision Review System (DRS), which has left umpires in no-mans land and captains scratching their heads.

The questionable DRS yet again came under scrutiny in the 1st Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane, after the Aussie struggled with its reviews on the initial day of the Gabba Test against South Africa on Friday. The Australian side lost one by making a poor call for a caught behind off Graeme Smith down the leg side, had a howler from umpire Billy Bowden overturned to claim Smith lbw for 10, and lost the 2nd and last review with a close lbw call on Alviro Petersen.

To me there’s still a lot of a grey area. It can go in your favor or against you relying on the umpire, said McGrath. You like to think these judgments are there helping out the umpires a bit more. I’m a big fan of the DRS but this leaves a little bit of a grey area which can come back and bite the umpires, he added.

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