Ian Chappell calls for reduction of on-field chatter, use of DRS

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has called for drastic reduction in "on-field chatter" and a limited use of DRS in Test matches after a gripping but tense India-Australia series.

Chappell described the constant on-field chatter during India's 2-1 Test series win over Australia as one of the "unsightly" aspects of the contest and said these "inane comments" should not be a part of the game.

"...the incessant on-field chatter has to be drastically reduced. It should drive batsmen mad, but if it doesn't, it's the equivalent of a fingernail on a chalkboard for the television viewer," Chappell wrote in his column for 'ESPNcricinfo'.

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