Originally Posted by exec771
Using any other method is really gonna slow down the game. We give captains unlimited reviews and they're reviewing 40 decisions an innings. We give umpires unltd reviews and they're sending elementary decisions upstairs like they do with runouts now just because they don't wanna make a mistake..
Using hawkeye just among the umpires wouldn't take long at all. It makes an instantaneous assessment of where the ball pitched and whether it would have hit. All the slo-mo cartoon graphics are merely there to provide a bit of drama for the tv people to broadcast to the masses, but they're not an essential part of the algorithm which judges the delivery. The 3rd umpire wouldn't need all that animation crap; in the event of an lbw decision he only needs a red light or a green light based on whether the lbw criteria have been fulfilled, and he can transmit that to the on-field umpires via their earpiece in a moment. No fuss, no drama, and most importantly, no controversy.
Either that or don't use the UDRS system at all, and give all
decisions back to the standing umpires, warts-and-all. But don't try and justify a system which intentionally allows for the possibility of stopping some errors while letting through others which are similar, yet totally avoidable with a smidgen of common-sense.