ICC sticks to D/L method
The ICC Cricket Committee has decided to keep the controversial Duckworth Lewis method for calculating one-day targets when weather intervenes while making minor changes in other areas of the game, the sport's governing body said on Friday.
The Committee considered a proposal by V Jayadevan for a new way of working out run chases for reduced overs matches at a two-day meeting at Lord's this week.
The technology behind the Decision Review System has also been queried in some quarters but the ICC Committee fully backed the idea.
“The Committee noted the improvements in DRS technology and that DRS has almost totally eradicated player-dissent. This is an extremely beneficial side effect of the DRS,” David Richardson, ICC general manager, cricket, said.
They recommended trialling day/ night Tests and the proposal will go forward for consideration by representatives of the game's leading countries during meetings at the ICC's annual conference in Kuala Lumpur from June 24-28.
The Committee also heard that a prototype sensor has been developed that can be worn during matches and would indicate whether or not the bowler's elbow is being straightened during the delivery swing.
Other changes which were recommended included an increase in the number of permitted short pitched deliveries from one to two per over in one-day cricket.
Powerplays should also be restricted to the first 10 overs plus one five-over batting powerplay to be completed by the 40th over.
In a non-powerplay over, only four fielders ought to be allowed outside the 30 yard circle.