Yeah. The cameras (being military equipment) and software for Hawkeye/etc. are all licensed, not bought.
60K (in fact even half of it) is way too exorbitant imho for a day of cricket if one juxtaposes it with the apparent benefit it offers (avg increases success rate from 92% to 97%)...
But then again, if BCCI does not want to bear the cost of it, it is free to do in home matches. But it has no bloody reason to tell off the countries who want it and actually are willing to pay for it.
It's quite rare so see such flagrant bull**** trotted out, so I almost admire the BCCI's brass neck. They really don't care what anyone else thinks, do they?
The fact that English tests have all the components for UDRS already in place which presumably will be shown on Sky's coverage of the same utterly punctures the whole "it's too expensive for der little 'uns, guv" arguments.
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So the BCCI are opposing the UDRS in England because they don't want the ECB to spend money even if the ECB itself is willing? That financial powerhouse of Pakistan, and the filthy rich SLC also want to spend the money but obviously we are overlooking the selfless people of the BCCI who run the game on a shoe string budget out of purely the love of the game. Can we reasonably expect BCCI to be able to scrounge up money to match heavy hitters like Sri Lanka? Too often the little guys are forgotten in cricket. First the associates were left out of the world cup and now the BCCI is being driven to bankruptcy by the shortsighted bigwigs cricket. The other boards are too busy counting money in their palaces in Colombo or Wellington to bother about the little guys trying to make cricket work in India.
Yes, if that's the cost per day for implementation, I'd call it's implementation "squandering" if one takes into account cost benefit analysis.
Although the key issue being the correctness of those figures quoted.
I'd say they certainly have the right to not use UDRS for the home series but that doesn't change them being insincere and stubborn ****s in that scenario.
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