Cricket Australia asks ICC to adopt fan-centric approach

2 February 2013 07:07 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Embarrassed by the abandonment of last month's ODI against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Cricket Australia has written to the ICC to implore possibilities of relaxing its standards for the resumption of rain-affected matches.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, CA chief executive James Sutherland has written to the ICC asking it to instruct its umpires to take a less conservative approach to an issue that is a perennial frustration to cricket fans and broadcasters.

"We have been campaigning for a fan-centric approach to managing the resumption of play," said CA spokesman Peter Young, adding that matches should resume as soon as the umpires are satisfied that the ground is not dangerous.

"We are pushing for the umpires to take a very conscious view about putting the fans first. Our concern is that there's an innate tendency among match officials towards being ultra-conservative," he added.

Sri Lanka was denied a chance to pocket the ODI series against Australia last month after the umpires called off the fourth ODI because of a damp outfield after 90 minutes of drizzle at the SCG.

The abandonment not only frustrated the 22000 crowd, but drew angry reactions from Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawadene who was thinking of writing formally to the ICC, seeking an explanation for the call-off when the match could have completed after the rain delay. (NDTV)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 4

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • ponil Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:38 PM

    aussies r d biggest wingers!!!!!

    reader Saturday, 02 February 2013 12:00 AM

    after the way our guys chased 70+ score thank God it rained so we didnt loose the ODI series via DM Android App

    Indika Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Matches called off after one hour of rain. What a sissy sport cricket has become.. via DM Android App

    Lobo Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:19 AM

    Called off only when its in the interest of the Aussie team.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Twelve years after the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founding

Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunizat

“I am the Godfather of Russian tourists” - Udayanga Weeratunga

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga is back in the sce

Sri Lankan migrant workers still in limbo

Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with the

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.