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DRS set for semi-final, final

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — The Decision Referral System (DRS) will be used in the Caribbean Premier League for the first time when it is introduced for the semi-final and final of this year's tournament, organisers announced Sunday.

Chief operating officer Pete Russell, said the decision had been taken to ensure that “all decisions are as accurate as possible”.

“The final matches of the Hero CPL are so important, and it is vital that all decisions are as accurate as possible,” Russell said in a statement.

“We are reviewing the possibility of making DRS available for all matches in 2019.”

Each team will have one unsuccessful review per innings and will be able to review all types of dismissals.

There have been several controversial decisions during this year's CPL, which have brought the umpiring under scrutiny.

Twenty-nine matches have been played in this year's CPL, with the semi-final set for September 14 and the final two days later.

Reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and Guyana Amazon Warriors have already qualified for the play-offs.