ICC cricket committee decided to retain its controversial Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) Method, used for calculating targets in rain affected cricket matches.  The ICC compared the D/L Method against the VJD system created by an Indian software professional V Jayadevan. The VJD system is already being used in Indian domestic matches for calculating targets in rain affected matches.

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“The ICC Cricket Committee considered in great detail the proposal by Jayadevan for his calculation of target scores to be adopted in place of the current Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) method. Despite that the ICC cricket committee unanimously agreed that neither there is enough evidence of any significant flaws in the D/L method nor did the VJD method offered any improvements.

Hence, finally the ICC cricket committee decided to continue with the D/L as the preferred method of calculating target scores in reduced limited overs matches !!

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Though, ICC says there wasn’t any pressure from the England about retaining its very own D/L method, but it has been speculated that not many Englishmen were in favor of adopting a new Indian method.