World Cup 2019: ICC defends lack of reserve days for league matches


Greater than motion on the sector, rain appeared to have taken centrestage within the mega occasion.

David Richardson
David Richardson(Photograph credit score ought to learn SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Photographs)

The 2019 World Cup in England and Wales has up to now been marred by rain. The match has been a witness to 16 matches out of which three video games had been deserted as a consequence of rain. Afghanistan’s match in opposition to Sri Lanka on the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff was additionally determined by the DLS Technique. Out of the three washed off video games, two matches had been scheduled to happen on the County Floor in Bristol.

The competition between South Africa and Windies additionally noticed solely 7.three overs of play after which the heavens opened up. Yesterday, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka turned a sufferer of the relentless downpour as their sport in Bristol was known as off with out even the toss, happening. Three is probably the most variety of deserted video games in a single version of the World Cup ever since its inception again in 1975.

Fairly expectantly, Steve Rhodes, the Bangladesh coach, sounded disenchanted. He has known as for reserve days, although he understands the logistical difficulties that include organizing the video games. He stated that if males could be placed on the moon then there must be reserve days because it’s a protracted match. To make issues worse, the forecast for the subsequent few days isn’t one thing to cheer by any means.

Within the meantime, David Richardson, the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) CEO put forth the explanations behind not preserving reserve days. The chief identified quite a few challenges and in addition stated the ‘reserve days’ is also marred by rain as properly.

We’ve got reserve days factored in for the knock-out phases, ICC CEO

“Factoring in a reserve day for each match on the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup would considerably improve the size of the match and virtually could be extraordinarily advanced to ship,” Richardson was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz.

“It might impression pitch preparation, staff restoration and journey days, lodging and venue availability, match staffing, volunteer and match officers availability, broadcast logistics and really importantly the spectators who in some situations have traveled hours to be on the sport. There may be additionally no assure that the reserve day could be free from rain both,” he talked about.

“As much as 1200 persons are on web site to ship a match and every part related to it together with getting it broadcast and a proportion of them are shifting across the nation so reserve days within the group stage would require a big uplift within the variety of workers. We’ve got reserve days factored in for the knock-out phases, realizing that over the course of 45 group video games we must always play the massive majority.”