The CEC met for two days -- June 24 and 25 -- as part of the ICC Annual Conference and "recommended to the Board the universal application of the DRS after being satisfied with the technology enhancements provided by new Hotspot cameras and the results of the independent research on ball tracking conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology."
Dr Rosten tested the accuracy and reliability of ball tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were "100 per cent in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments."
The ICC Board will be meeting over the next two days and will take a call on the innovation which had been declared optional only last year under India's pressure considering the country's financial clout.
The BCCI was quick to reaffirm its stand, saying that DRS is still not "foolproof".
"We wish to clarify that while the DRS was discussed at the meeting, the BCCI's stance on the same is unchanged. The BCCI continues to believe that the system is not foolproof," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
"The Board also sticks to its view that the decision on whether or not to use the DRS for a particular series should be left to the Boards involved in that series," it added.
The CEC recommended that, subject to the Members' ability to finance and obtain the required technology, DRS should be mandatory for all Tests and ODIs.
"Furthermore, Hotspot cameras must be included in the minimum requirements (two cameras) alongside ball tracking technology", ICC said in a press release. More