Not so super ideas

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson have put together a list of 11 unsuccessful ideas that were supposed to enhance the game, but ended up not adding any value.

The eleven not so super ideas include - Foam Pads, Boundary nets, Two-day first class cricket, coloured bats, Aluminum bats, 1992 World cup rain-rule, Zone 6 city challenge, Super sixes, Super Cup '99 , Super series '05 and Supersubs.

I would like to add one more to the list - the ODI rule where the side batting second was docked overs as a penalty for not completing the first 50 overs of the game in time. The rule was dropped after the 2003 world cup, but it sure was highly unpopular during its brief existence.

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Blogger Pratik 2:59 PM

I had no idea that rule was dropped. Are you sure?    



Blogger vishnupavan 4:44 AM

Pratik, the rule was dropped after the last world cup. These days the only penalty for slow over rates is a monetary fine (sometimes a ban for the captain for a few games if it keeps getting repeated).    



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