Cricket Australia asks ICC to adopt fan-centric approach to rain-marred games

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.

updated: February 02, 2013 12:16 IST
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Melbourne: 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.

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