Strauss backs decision to drop Hot Spot from return Ashes series

London, Oct 13 : Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said that it was the right decision to axe Hot Spot from the return Ashes series in Australia.

According to, Strauss believes Hot Spot is not reliable enough to be used in the Decision Review System.

He said that Hot Spot just creates confusion, adding that sometimes it shows up and sometimes it doesn't, making no one really trust it.

He added that it was not 100 percent conclusive and if you are going to use technology, you want to make sure it is giving you a definitive answer.

The fallibility of Hot Spot, which forms part of the decision review system (DRS) in international cricket, were exposed this summer when several faint edges went undetected, the report said.

The absence of Hot Spot means television umpires will be restricted to using Eagle Eye ball-tracking software, audio from stump microphones, and slow-motion replays when England or Australia review an umpire's decision during the Ashes, which begins on November 21, in Brisbane, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 14-10-2013)

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