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The ICC will discuss the fiasco in Florida in its annual workshop for match officials next month. Kevin King Packers Jersey . A 40-minute delay at the start of the India-West Indies T20I in Lauderhill on Sunday, for technical reasons, robbed the match of a result with rain arriving two overs into the second innings. Had the match begun on time - conditions at the ground were perfect at the regulation start time - the match would have been past the halfway mark of its second innings. Only five overs in each innings are required to be bowled for a result in T20 matches.At next months annual workshop, the match officials will be discussing a wide range of topics, including the second T20I in Florida, an ICC spokesperson confirmed to ESPNcricinfo.The ICC playing conditions have guidelines for delays for only three reasons: rain, poor light, unfit playing surface. The match referee and umpires were left to make a subjective call when the request to delay the match was made to them by the two competing members. The decision to delay the start was unprecedented, but the events may not have been unprecedented: there have been at least two instances in recent times when broadcasters have had issues, but play went on without delay on both occasions.In Hobart on February 28, 2012, the ground lost power during the innings break of an ODI between India and Sri Lanka. With the daylight still holding up, the second innings began at the scheduled time of 6.35pm even if it meant the broadcasters couldnt show the first 3.4 overs of the chase. The power was restored before it became dark, and the match went on without delay.A year before that, just before the start of an ODI series in India, the then host broadcasters Neo Sports had a run-in with Prasar Bharati, the government agency responsible for uplinking live telecasts out of India. The match began on time even though Neo lost out on broadcasting the first 2.5 overs of the match.The ICC confirmed that its match officials had made the final decision to delay the start. Taking into account the strategic considerations behind the staging of the two international matches in Florida, the ICC said, the match officials, on the request of the two competing members, agreed to tweak the playing hours to allow the host broadcaster to overcome the technical difficulties.Such decisions are usually made by the match referee in consultation with the umpires. Ranjan Madugalle was the match referee for the Lauderhill match; the on-field umpires were Joel Wilson and Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid the third umpire. The strategic considerations here could allude to the objective of spreading the game in a new market. In fact, when the ICC sanctioned these matches, it welcomed them as capable of developing cricket in the USA. The ICC has approved these matches because we believe they can play a significant role in the long term development of cricket in the USA and our ongoing efforts to unify the USA cricket community, the ICC CEO Dave Richardson had said in a release. Vince Biegel Womens Jersey . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. Montravius Adams Womens Jersey . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. http:///...ng-navy-blue-jersey/ . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Seven months ago, South Africa were not keen to play a day-night Test match, primarily because they had never done it before. Five months ago, they agreed to the fixture, after being assured of adequate preparation time. Now, on the eve of a match which has been dominated by discussion over their stand-in captain Faf du Plessis ball tampering offence, they are - in coach Russell Domingos words - very excited about featuring in only the third fixture of its kind. What changed?When they said they changed the seam, made it black and it would have better visibility, things started changing, du Plessis said. We just wanted to be part of something and not miss out and see whats its all about.Cricket South Africa made it clear that keenness and not cash changed the players minds, and confirmed that Cricket Australia did not offer any financial incentive for their participation in this match. Instead, the hosts promised South Africa two warm-up matches, one pre-series, one mid-series under lights, and agreed to use the pink ball for a winter series between South Africa A and Australia A. Six of the current Test squad members were part of that series.South Africa A lost both unofficial Tests but gained reassuring experience. At the time, Vernon Philander still had some doubt about the balls softness but his report was better than last years, when even Australian players believed the ball needed improvement.It was those concerns that initially dissuaded South Africa. In chats before the World T20, when Australia visited South Africa for three T20s, and at the IPL, South African players spoke to the Australian players and read the comments around the pink ball. There were a lot of question marks around it and at the time, it didnt sound like it was ready for it to be perfect, du Plessis said.Since then, the ball has undergone changes and players are more comfortable with it. Steven Smith confirmed it doesnt swing as much because of the extra layer of lacquer, but it still is most effective under lights: If you look at pink-ball statistics, most wickets have been lost in the third session of play. That is the pattern that has happened.For Faf du Plessis that is not a major issue because two-thirds of the game happens during the day. With the sun setting at around 8pm, only some part of the final session takes place in complete darkness. When you say day-night, you think everything is happening at night but most of it is happeninng in the day. Josh Jones Jersey. Its only an hour of night game. Its actually a short time, du Plessis said.But a significant part of the second session will be played in the twilight period when it is said to be most difficult to bat. South Africa have tried to downplay the twilight period and are taking inspiration from Quinton de Kock, who scored 122 in the first warm-up and felt so comfortable that he didnt play the second.The beauty of Quinton de Kock and the way he plays is the simplicity he gave with that answer about the pink ball. Its just another ball. Someone asked him about batting at dusk, he said it was the easiest time to bat. So thats the sort of attitude we are going into it with, Russell Domingo, South Africas coach, said. Its just another cricket ball. It might be a different colour. Its just another cricket pitch. They have all played under lights before. Were not too concerned whether its pink, white or red at the moment. We just want to play the Test match.The ball aside, South Africa are also looking forward to the match because it presents them with the opportunity to make history. After achieving a third successive Test series win in Australia, they have the opportunity to become the only team to whitewash Australia 3-0 at home. Several South African players have called a 3-nil scoreline, their mission.Despite the attention on the ball-tampering claims, South Africa still consider themselves to have the advantage because of the state of the Australian team. Their XI has five changes from the Hobart Test, including three debutants, and du Plessis did not hide the satisfaction he is getting from seeing Australia in strife.When you see all the changes they are making now, that brings pleasure to me as a captain to see that what we are doing is creating something in the Australian team that they feel they need to change. If I was sitting in that team, a lot of changes means you are trying to change everything in your team. Id rather be sitting on my side, du Plessis said.His coach was more cautious and warned that Australia wont go down without a fight, especially in a match this important. I dont think there has ever been an Australian team that has just given up or been easy to beat, Domingo said. We know they will be desperate to do well and get their cricket going again. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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