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12-14-2010, 09:11 AM #1
New rain-rule to decide rain-hit IPL matchesFinally some cheer for all those who thought the Duckworth-Lewis system was inconsistent. The BCCI has agreed to use a new formula called “VJD” in the next edition of the IPL.
The new rain-rule, developed by a civil engineer from Kerala Mr. Jayadevan, is applicable to both One-dayers and Twenty20 alike. Jayadevan met BCCI’s technical committee headed by Sunil Gavaskar on Friday and presented them his new rain-rule. The committee has agreed to implement the new rain-rule in IPL 2011.
Working as the deputy director at the Kerala Engineering Research Institute, Jayadevan has been working on this project for over a decade now and was successful in fine tuning it in 2007 after BCCI stepped in to provide the necessary financial support. Till date, the rule has been used in 30 odd domestic games with some success and the BCCI will be presenting this new rain-rule to the ICC.
The Duckworth-Lewis system was introduced in the year 1997 in the match between Zimbabwe and England, which the former won by 7 runs and was formally accepted in the year 2001 by the ICC as the official method to decide rain-hit ODIs and T20s...being a human...