International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson hails changes to ODI rules

While praising the new rules, ICC CEO Dave Richardson says the bowlers have had a tough time adjusting to the new playing conditions in the sub continent.

updated: December 03, 2013 20:05 IST
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Mumbai: The new ODI rules might have demoralised the bowlers during the recent India-Australia seven-game series with 300-plus scores being comfortably chased by both teams, but the ICC on Tuesday hailed the rule change and called it a "good success". (Read: Mahendra Singh Dhoni named ICC People's Choice player of the year)

"The ICC Cricket Committee meets once a year and the next meeting will be in May 2014. We have had a number of changes in recent times in the ODI playing conditions. We wanted to keep things as stable and as consistent as possible leading upto the (2015) World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Overall it has been a good success. (Read: MS Dhoni, Alastair Cook deserve to be captains; Virat Kohli lost out to Hashim Amla)

"Overall if you look at the results so far using the fielding restrictions, we are seeing that the total runs scored in an innings have more or less remained constant, compared to previous years before the new regulations being introduced," said ICC's chief executive Dave Richardson at a media conference in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Read: ICC monitoring violence in Bangladesh ahead of World T20)

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