BCCI faces opposition on change of new ball rule at ICC Meet

The existing rules accommodates two new balls to be used in ODIs  and BCCI wants to change this but is learnt to be facing stiff opposition.

updated: September 18, 2013 21:06 IST
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Dubai: 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. (Image for representational purpose)

"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 told PTI on Wednesday.

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