Gavaskar~~s committee wants new ODI rules for domestic cricket

Published: Sunday, August 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The Technical Committee of the Indian Cricket Board today suggested introduction of the experimental One-day rules, including the soccer-like substitution, in domestic limited overs games in the coming season.

The Sunil Gavaskar-led committee, that met here today, has also recommended to the working committee of the Board for approval of the introduction of light meters in all domestic matches.

"The committee has recommended that standard playing conditions of the ICC for ODIs, including the experimental rules introduced recently, be incorporated in all domestic One-day matches," a BCCI source said today.

"The committee has recommended the introduction of a third umpire too," he said. Board secretary Nair, when contacted by PTI, said a decision on this matter could be taken only after the finalisation of television rights for cricket coverage, including domestic cricket.

After the meeting, Gavaskar told reporters that the BCCI was rich enough to implement the introduction of the third umpire in domestic cricket.

The committee also decided to retain the points system in Ranji Trophy and other league stage matches though there was a clamour for making changes in it at the last conclave of Ranji captains and coaches in Mumbai.

The committee also recommeded that the under 17 dometic tournament be also played on the lines of the under 19 and Ranji Trophy events, on a two-tier basis (Elite and Plate divisions), the source said.

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