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Lankan lawyer continues his battle for fatherhood of DRS

Hyderabad: The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) choice to introduce DRS within the males’s T20 World Cup for the primary time has compelled the Sri Lankan lawyer Senaka Weeraratna to start contemporary negotiations for his personal recognition connected with the system.  

For years, Senaka Weeraratna claimed to be the inventor of the DRS (Choice Evaluate System) and he says his thought has been stolen by the authorities / officers.    


“The DRS, which is a technology-based system used in cricket to assist the match officials in their decision-making was first my idea before the ICC put hands on it”, Weeraratna, talking over the phone from Colombo, stated on Monday morning. 

“I am fighting for my rights for the recognition and want it to be named after me”. 

“I have also forwarded the copies of the legal opinions sought from the prominent lawyers and a letter written to the government of Sri Lanka to force the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to deal with the ICC”, the lawyer added. 


The four-page letter, which has been seen by this Reporter was signed by Kusan Illangatilake Esqr (Lawyer-at-law) and Dr. Harsha Cabral (Presidents Counsel), the opinion has been in favour of the lawyer, who has been operating from pillar to publish to hunt due recognition has as soon as once more requested the SLC to battle for his case with the ICC.  

“I approached Anil Kumble, the cricket committee chairman and Kumar Sangakkara, the former MCC president, to take my case to the highest level”.   

“I have once again requested the SLC to get me stamped as Father of DRS”, he concluded.  


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