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PCB excludes Hot Spot for SA series
The PCB has decided not to include Hot Spot technology as part of the Decision Review System to be used during the two-Test series against South Africa in the UAE. The third umpire will only have access to hawk-eye and snickometer as aids for reviewing on-field calls, the PCB confirmed to ESPNcricinfo. It's another setback for the technology after Australia's Channel Nine chose to remove it for the upcoming Ashes.
The production cost of the usage of DRS in the series is supposed to be born by the broadcaster, but according to the terms of the deal between the PCB and Ten Sports, Hot Spot was not made mandatory as it would have shot the production costs.
Pakistan had used Hot Spot during the 2012 home series against England during which the technology was on the spotlight after it failed to provide evidence.
Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent. He tweets here