Big Bash League: Why the hell not all leagues use DRS, asks Ben Stokes


Ben Stokes will then be seen in action in the upcoming four-game test series against India.© Instagram

English all-rounder Ben Stokes said Saturday he doesn’t understand why every cricket tournament still doesn’t use a Decision Review System (DRS) to eradicate roars. The comment from Stokes came when Mitchell Marsh received a terrible decision from the on-field referee during the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) Qualifier game between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. “DRS isn’t there to make the referees look bad. Why on earth don’t all leagues use it, it’s frustrating to see something like this happen when it can be fixed so easily,” tweeted Stokes.


In the ongoing BBL game between Sixers and Scorchers, Marsh was ruled out in the 13th of the innings. It appeared that the batsman was pinched by the leg by spinner Steve OKeefe and wicket-keeper Joshua Philippe took the catch.

After he got divorced, Marsh was visibly shocked and stood in disbelief. The reps indicated there was a huge gap between the bat and ball.

The ongoing BBL tournament has come under fire from several former cricketers for the referee standard shown. Shane Warne has also expressed his opinion that BBL should enable DRS as soon as possible.

Speaking of Stokes, the all-rounder will be seen in action next time in the upcoming four-game test run against India. The first two games were to be played in Chennai, then the next two were to be played in Ahmedabad. The first test starts on February 5.


Stokes, along with Jofra Archer and Rory Burns, had previously arrived in India with their other teammates, as the trio did not play the Test series against Sri Lanka.

After their quarantine ended, Stokes, Burns and Archer started training on Saturday.

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