The Duckworth-Lewis Method...fair or unfair??

Sri Lanka
April 2, 2007 6:05am CST
The D/L method of resetting targets in rain -affected one-day cricket matches was trialled successfully during 1997 by the International Cricket Council(ICC), the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) and the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU). It has already been chosen for use in 1998 by the ECB, the ZCU and New Zealand. Is this method fair to both the teams, Whether batting first or second?
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• United Arab Emirates
5 Apr 07
It is fair..
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
2 Apr 07
Yes I think that the duckworth lewis method must be fair for both teams, I believe if you have a great cricket team then it does not matter if you bat first or second, then you will win no matter what system they use.
@Mithoo (255)
• Pakistan
2 Apr 07
In my opinion, duck worth lewis system is not much fair if your team has lost grip on match and suddenly mathch was infected by rain. I think it is too much against to the team which is in crisis! It should be removed from the international cricket and rain affected matches should be played again! whatdo you say about it?
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 Apr 07
Whether the D/L method is fair or not, it is here to stay. The point is that it is regarded pretty fair, but most of it's criticism comes from the fact that it is too difficult for captains to understand and calculate. Almost always you require a calculator to do the calculations. That is what contributes to all the criticism of D/L method. Cheers! Ram
• India
2 Apr 07
to make a reserved day is a better one....D/L is good only in decreasing the number of overs..but not in the determining the result of the match..the fate depends, at the final stage of a match..anybody can win a match in the final overs,..using D/L in that time is not a good one..!