World Cup reserve days for rain ‘extremely complex’ to deliver – ICC chief


Outgoing ICC chief executive David Richardson acknowledged reserve days “would be extremely advanced to carry”

The ICC has defended its decision no longer to schedule reserve days for World Cup team fits, citing “extremely unseasonable climate”.

On Tuesday, a third match on the 2019 event used to be abandoned on myth of of rain – already a file for the tournament.

The south-east of England saw correct 2mm of rain in June 2018, but 100mm fell in 24 hours this week, acknowledged the ICC.

Outgoing ICC chief executive David Richardson acknowledged reserve days “would be extremely advanced to carry”.

Bangladesh’s game against Sri Lanka used to be known as off with out a ball being bowled on Tuesday, following persistent rainfall in Bristol.

Monday’s game between South Africa and West Indies used to be rained off after no longer as a lot as eight overs and Sri Lanka’s game against Pakistan at Bristol three days earlier used to be also washed out.

“We build men on the moon so why can’t now we bear a reserve day?” Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes acknowledged.

“I do know that it might maybe doubtless maybe had been tough, but we have reasonably rather of time in between video games, and if we have to jog a day later, then so be it.”

In an announcement, Richardson acknowledged: “Factoring in a reserve day for every match would very a lot broaden the scale of the tournament and, practically, would be extremely advanced to carry.

“It would affect pitch preparation, team recovery and jog days, lodging and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officers’ availability, broadcast logistics and in actuality importantly the spectators, who in some instances bear travelled hours to be on the game.

“Up to 1200 of us are on keep aside of living to carry a match and all the pieces linked to it including getting it broadcast and a percentage of them are transferring around the country so reserve days within the team stage would require a vital uplift within the preference of workers.

“There can be no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain both.”

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne acknowledged reserve days had been “hard”, but added they “would be upright for all people”.

The outdated perfect preference of abandoned video games in a World Cup used to be two, in 1992 (Australia) and 2003 (South Africa).

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