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July 1, 2013

Is it fair for an ODI game to be continued on a reserve day following rain on the first?


Wash-outs aren't good for the game, and cricket should do everything within its power to ensure results - even if that requires an ODI to be continued on the second day.


Overhead conditions could change drastically over two days. The team batting first is likely to be at a considerable disadvantage if the game is carried over.


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July 8, 2013, 9:24 GMT


There are both advantages and disadvantages for both teams in continue on the following day. SL by playing the following day have the opportunity to regroup and mull over their situation, while WI are likely to lose some of their momentum. On the other hand, SL may not experience the same bowling conditions as did WI. Overall, I believe playing on the reserve day is an excellent idea, which is fair to both teams.

July 10, 2013, 20:13 GMT


It isn't very different from an ODI played on one single day, is it? We do have a considerable change in physical conditions in one single day itself : dew, cloud cover, etc. These are kept in mind during the toss. Now, the captains must also consider the possibility of play spilling into another day and the possible physical conditions of this second day. Modern technology is advanced enough to predict most physical conditions, rather accurately for the next few days of any day. There is also the argument of losing momentum and regrouping. We must remember that these happen always - when there's someone near the sight-screen, when a dog scampers across the field, when rain causes an interruption, etc. This is just an elongated interruption. How long is too long? Maybe one night isn't too long. The strongest argument against the idea is the fact that it wouldn't be a ONE Day International if it spans over two partial Earth days. This could be a thorn.

July 10, 2013, 5:30 GMT


Playing on the reserve day is a Good idea for the paying fans to start with ! Good For the economics of the game overall ! I wish there was no Duckworth rule involved in the match, after play , on a reserve day except for further rain delays . I trust that tickets are valid for the reserve days as also .

July 10, 2013, 2:27 GMT


Such is the game of cricket, that many double, (not sure if any triple) were scored with a rest in between in the early days of Test. If those records endure what is so wrong with a break in ODI series PROVIDED the match is a crucial one at the junction (ie a semi-final/final).

July 9, 2013, 18:25 GMT


yes..the match should be played on a reservd day...with a fresh start...new day new toss..a new match..

July 9, 2013, 18:22 GMT


completely spoiling one day cricket. If ppl want to play odi like this, why it does call oneday cricket?....... lol.....CHANGE THE NAME.............

July 9, 2013, 3:59 GMT


If rain has runined day one and allows play to happen on day two it means the playing conditions have changed. Plus the pitch has been under cover for part of the game. These factors can significantly change the playing conditions. While it can be arguued it is the same pitch for both sides it should be remembered that one side is batting and another bowling when rain interrupted. So the conditions may alter significantly in favor of batting or bowling on day two. That makes it like two games.

Instead they should play a game afresh. If the forecast rain in the latter half of the day then the number of overs can be reduced upfront instead of doing when rain inevitably interrupts.

July 14, 2013, 22:42 GMT


No it's more disadvantage for the first batting if they are batting halfway . It's alright for the 2nd side if it is the start of their innings and if had rained before the start of the first day. Same situation only.

July 11, 2013, 8:56 GMT


Its not a good option for reserve day.If ter is an option then should be new toss.Reserve day is should applicable for finals.

July 9, 2013, 13:23 GMT


NO! it should not continue on the reserved day. They should start as a new game. It's a new day and a new game. It's just fair for both teams. ICC should have a format for any ODI or T20 if it runs to the reserved day, should treat as a new game.I have noticed some tournaments have a reserved day some do not. So where do you draw the line? its far better have one rule for any interruptions of the game, specially due weather.