CSK vs MI: DRS unavailable for 1.4 overs during CSK innings due to power outage, Conway suffers due to poor field call | Cricket News


MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings have suffered due to a dodgy referee call on the pitch after a short circuit at Wankhede Stadium led to the Decision Review System (DRS) being unavailable for 10 balls during their IPL game against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
With the DRS system not working, CSK flyhalf Devon Conway couldn’t get his leg before the call was overturned as Daniel Sams’ delivery would have missed the leg stump from wide range.
In fact, neither Mumbai CA, which is the local association, nor BCCI, the tournament organizers, provided any official explanation for the power outage and short circuit, but unofficially they blamed each other.
A BCCI source said a “short circuit” occurred in one of the power sockets which was directly connected to the DRS system and therefore could not be configured initially.
“The DRS system had to be reset after normalcy was restored and it became available after the first 10 rounds,” the source informed.
Conway was the only dismissal that would surely have been overruled as Robin Uthappa was up front even though the system was not working at the time.
According to an MCA official, there was also a technical problem which delayed the draw when one of the floodlight towers went out.
“Regarding the problem with the floodlights, we immediately rectified the problem,” the MCA official said, adding that there was no problem with the BEST (local department), which supplies electricity to the stadium. .
Right after Uthappa’s dismissal, the DRS was reinstated and the players were apparently told about it by the referees.

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