ICC to decide on VJD method as alternative to Duckworth-Lewis at Lord's

International Cricket Council has preferred using Duckworth-Lewis method to revise targets in rain affected matches since 1997 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Kochi: May 30, 2012

The International Cricket Council s (ICC) cricket committee s meeting on Wednesday and Thursday at Lord s is expected to take a call on whether VJD method, developed by V Jayadevan, will replace the existing Duckworth-Lewis method to calculate target.

Many believe that the VJD method is a far better and accurate method to calculate targets as compared to the currently used Duckworth-Lewis method which was developed by English mathematicians Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.

V Jayadevan, an alumnus of IIT-Chennai had found out innumerable flaws in the D/L method. Even in the third version of the method, over a dozen loopholes were discovered by the Indians and a report was submitted to the ICC.

The D/L method is believed to give undue advantage to the team batting second.

Jayadevan, in the past has seeked support of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to improve chances of his calculation method to be accepted. However, BCCI hasn t shown a great deal of interest.

Sunil Gavaskar, who had headed the technical committee of BCCI for a long time had recommended the use of VJD method in Indian Premier League 4. But, BCCI didn t go further with his suggestion. However, VJD method is being used in domestic matches.

The current technical team headed by Sourav Ganguly is yet to see the presentation of the VJD method.