A Method for Resetting the Target in Interrupted Twenty20 Cricket Match

Authors: T. Prabhakar Reddy, S. Sambasiva Rao, P. Ramu

Unpredictable game of the limited-over cricket brings with it excitement for the audience, expecting mayhem on the field. The huge expectation of audience to watch a good match may be ruined with an interruption due to bad weather or circumstances. Therefore, it is very much necessary to adjust the target score at the time of resumption of an interrupted match in a reasonable manner. Several mathematical models for resetting the target in interrupted one-day international (ODI) cricket matches are available in the literature; none of them is optimal for Twenty20 (T20) format to apply. The purpose of this note is to review the existing Rain Rules to reset the targets in an interrupted ODI cricket matches and to propose a method for resetting the targets in an interrupted T20 cricket match with suitable illustrative examples.

Comments: 13 Pages. This paper has been published in Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science, pp.226-234,Vol 2, 2014. ISSN 2229-7049.

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