Ashes: England coach Andy Flower is hoping flaws in the DRS system can be ironed out
England coach Andy Flower has called for improvements to the decision review system ahead of the fourth Test.
Last Updated: 07/08/13 12:44pm
Captain Alastair Cook has admitted that his and the Australian players had been confused by some of the decisions made by the third umpire, and Flower believes the process needs to be looked at.
"Firstly, umpiring is a very tricky business," he said. "But I would say there are very clear protocols to use and to stick to, and I think some calm decision-making needs to be made over the next two Tests.
"I think there are improvements that can be made. There are improvements in the use of the technology and the use of experts who know how to use the technology that could make a difference to getting better results."
Cook thinks the International Cricket Council has a role to play in giving back the confidence the players initially had in the review process.
"I don't know whether it's because it's the Ashes that the cricketing gods have thrown up so much inconclusive evidence, but we're a little bit confused at the moment as to why certain decisions have been overturned and certain decisions haven't been overturned," he said.
"Both sides have been quite (confused) by some of the decisions that have occurred. I think it's pretty even, but I hope the ICC can iron things out."
The fourth Test gets under way at Chester-le-Street on Friday with the fifth and final Test at the Oval beginning on August 21.