SportzPower (India) – DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson opines that in order to keep ODI cricket more competitive with a good balance between bat and ball, manufacturers such as Kookaburra must aim to improve the quality of balls produced that can last the entire 50 overs of an innings, Times of India reports.

Summary

  • DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson opines that in order to keep ODI cricket more competitive with a good balance between bat and ball, manufacturers such as Kookaburra must aim to improve the quality of balls produced that can last the entire 50 overs of an innings, Times of India reports.
  • There has been controversy over the rule of two balls are used during an entire innings of an ODI, which makes life difficult for bowlers especially on docile pitches.
  • The rule changes have kept shifting the dynamics of ODI cricket which means that the relevance of being world champions gets lesser and lesser every four years.
  • He believes that the governing body’s concept of bringing in the 13-team ODI league keeping in mind the 2023 World Cup in India, will keep ODI cricket in a safe zone.
  • As far as ODI cricket is concerned, our research says it’s still a very popular format.”

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