Caribbean Premier League 2014 August 24, 2014

CPL committee rubberstamps result of disputed final

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The CPL's cricket tournament committee, after reviewing reports from the contending parties, has ruled that the result of the final cannot be 'reversed or nullified' © LatinContent/Getty Images

The Caribbean Premier League's (CPL) cricket tournament committee has ruled that match referee Denavon Hayles properly applied the relevant rules in the rain-hit CPL final on August 16, which Barbados Tridents won by 8 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method. In a release announcing the committee's finding, the CPL also confirmed that Guyana Amazon Warriors had indeed filed a complaint - as was widely speculated in the media following the match - "with regard to the outcome of the final".

It is understood that Amazon Warriors had issues with the officials' application of the rules regarding the time allotted for the match in the face of several rain delays. The committee had decided on the matter after reviewing the match referee's report and "the arguments raised by the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their several written representations". It could now be escalated to the ICC, though, if the "contending parties" wanted as much, the CPL release said.

"Having carefully considered the report of the match referee and the arguments raised by the Guyana Amazon Warriors, the [committee] has concluded that there are no grounds for the result of the final to be reversed or nullified," chairman of the cricket tournament committee, PJ Patterson, said, adding that the image of the tournament should not be muddied. "The CPL has succeeded in reinvigorating the passion for cricket across the region and has in two short years established its own distinctive brand and earned exciting market appeal. Nothing must be done to impair its image or erode its credibility."

In the rain-marred match, Tridents got to 152 for 6. Amazon Warriors had batted out 15.5 overs in the chase when the rain came down again, and play was eventually ended there.

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  • Dummy4 on August 30, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    why do people still think it's unfair. you people probably know nothing of cricket and are aware of what the Duckworth-Lewis method. let me refresh some of your memory, in cricket you don't re-do matches ok it's never happened and it never will happen. if warriors made par then b4 the rain etc then the game would have been a NO RESULT or a DRAW and since it's a final none would most likely apply(they would prob add some xtra overs or something) if anyof you actually watched the match you would have seen the field was like DONE after the rain, yah people were standing around but the field and wicket etc all wet and it would have just cause problems for the game HENCE WHY they did the D/L method but that METHOD exists for a reason. TO END MATCHES so we don't get NO RESULTS etc. tridents won the match fair and square warriors and anyone else upset about this are just madd because warriors made it to CPL 2 times and LOST both. cry more but don't argue about the actual rules of cricke.

  • Dummy on August 28, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    What a disgrace by CPL. .. the petition against CPL got over 2000 signatures from viewers across the Caribbean, Canada, USA and England.

    Before we ended games prematurely because of bad light now we have flood lights and still incomplete final.

    Same madness with the 2007 World Cup.

    Spectators at the ground were disgust because the rain stopped the stumps were out but the ruling umpires refused to restart the game.

    The Trident over rate was 30 minutes slow and they were never penalized for that either.

    Amazon Warriors got rob or WICB can't run an event.

  • Dummy4 on August 25, 2014, 17:45 GMT

    well done Tridents, congratulations to the best team in the CPL and the best captain , Pollard.

  • Mohamed on August 25, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    PJ Patterson said that "The CPL has succeeded in reinvigorating the passion for cricket across the region and has in two short years established its own distinctive brand and earned exciting market appeal. Nothing must be done to impair its image or erode its credibility." What nonsense is this? These are the same people who said that the ODI WC in 2007 was a success (Ok, that was the WICB). What were they watching? What made it suiccessful - the more than 75% empty stadiums? The fact that that almost all matches were scheduled to facilitate overseas viewers? The fact that they did not learn from the WC final in 2007 when the final in B'dos also ended in a farce? The fact that local players with exception of the big names, hardly got a chance to show their stuff? Stanford 20/20 was much more exciting and much better organised and showcased local talent. CPL is not IPL and cannot compare, so those in charge should stop fooling themselves.

  • Dummy4 on August 25, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    The game could have been played because they were standing there for quiet a long time before they award the game to the Trident. It was not fair to the Warriors.

  • Dummy4 on August 25, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    Warriors!better luck next year People tell me something?had warriors got to the par score,what would have been the result?they would have won,isn't that so?then would the tridents had grounds to make a complain?

  • Dummy4 on August 25, 2014, 5:33 GMT

    It was not good decision made by Referee, because we have much time to complete the match, and if it was not possible on that same day, Referee should announce reserve to day make final complete and fair......Although CPL got good coverage & fan following from around the world, but things to be fair for all..

  • Dummy4 on August 25, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    Rama Knian 110% Agreed (Y)

  • Dummy4 on August 25, 2014, 2:12 GMT

    No one is asking to throw Mud or blemish the future of the CPL. The decision was wrong. The rain stopped. The players were on the field. There were no bad light issue. Umpires were out. It would be in the best interest to replay the finals so as to enhance and dignify the worth of the CPL; and for its future not only for the Caribbean but for the world to see that a final with fair results are achieved. The game if allowed could have gone either way so why not give the world a result that wanted to see.

    I do hope the ICC rule for a rematch in the best interest of the CPL.

  • Dummy4 on August 24, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    I think the final should have been continued the next day or should have been played again. Why there was no reserve day? Secondly the rules must be revised for T20's and either ways we need to revise the DL method even for the one dayers as well.

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