New Delhi, 18 September: The Indian Cricket Board’s bid to change the existing rule of using two new white balls in One Day Internationals (ODIs) saw strong opposition from some of the other member Boards which led to ICC only agreeing to use one ball in a curtailed match.
It is learnt that there was a voting amongst the representatives of the 10 Test playing nations at the ICC Chief Executives Meeting in Dubai and there were five countries that voted in favour of existing rule of the use of two new white balls from two ends.
“There was a voting process and India along with Pakistan, Bangladesh voted against use of two new balls. Australia, New Zealand, England and Zimbabwe were among those in favour of using two new balls while West Indies and South Africa abstained from voting. We have expressed our reservations about using of two new balls,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said.
In another development, the International Cricket Council announced that Teams will be allowed two additional reviews after 80 overs of an innings in Test matches from 1 October.
The ICC said a team’s referrals will be topped-up to two reviews after 80 overs in Test matches where the Decision Review System (DRS) is used. pti