England captain Alastair Cook says HotSpot must stay for the remainder of the Ashes series even if the decision review system technology is failing to pick up edges.
Mike Atherton and Andrew Flintoff led a chorus of calls for HotSpot to be shelved for the remaining two Tests, however Cook said that would be a step backwards and stressed the need for patience.
Both Australian and England camps met separately with senior ICC representative Geoff Allardice in Newcastle on Wednesday to be briefed on what the game is doing to improve problems with DRS and to air their grievances.
It's understood a number of theories were thrown around, including a suggestion that teams should not lose one of their two referrals for challenging lbw decisions that come back umpire's call.
Fairfax Media reported that the inventor of the thermal-imaging system, Warren Brennan has agreed with the ICC not to comment publicly on his technology, after himself meeting with Allardice in Melbourne.
Players from both teams have expressed the fact they've lost faith in HotSpot, however Cook said scrapping the technology from DRS mid-series wouldn't be a solution.
"I don't think so, because I think even with (HotSpot), it still gives you more chance of getting the right decision," he said.
"That's why we are using it in the first place. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say.
"We just want some clarification and I'm sure that's what they're going to try to give us."
Cook rubbished claims that players were using silicon tape on the edges of their bats to avoid HotSpot.
"That's obviously a whole lot of rubbish," he said.
Cook can't put his finger on why the technology seems to be failing more during this Ashes series than ever before.
Umpires Tony Hill, Marias Erasmus and Aleem Dar have been heavily criticised for their performances during the Ashes series, with human error in using DRS blamed just as much as the technology itself.
Cook agreed with his wicketkeeper Matt Prior that the Ashes could benefit from relaxing umpiring laws and allowing Australian and English officials to stand.
However, Cook was also quick to support the umpires who are in control of the series.
"It's high pressure isn't it, that's what Ashes cricket is," he said.
"To be fair it's been one of those series where the umpires have taken a lot of criticism but in general you can't moan about the standard of umpiring in the international game.
"There's a lot of good umpires around and these guys who have umpired us in this series have had a lot of good games as well.
"But I wouldn't have a problem with (Australian and English umpires) and I don't think anyone would."