London: Match officials will be allowed to reduce the length of the interval between innings during the remainder of the one-day series between England and New Zealand.
The second fixture of the five-match campaign ended in controversy on Wednesday when rain saw the players leave the field for the last time at Edgbaston with one more over required for a result.
Afterwards, Australian umpire Steve Davis and Ian Gould, his English on-field colleague, came under fire for not reducing the interval between innings from 30 minutes on a day when rain was an ever-present threat.
But Davis insisted their hands were tied by the way in which the regulations were framed, a view supported by match referee Javagal Srinath, the former India fast bowler.
The ICC chief executives' committee will examine the matter when it meets in Dubai at the end of the month to see if a permanent change to the rule needs to be made.
England, 1-0 up in the series, face New Zealand in the third one-day international at Bristol on Saturday.