Rain-disruption forces NZC to give 'reserve day' a thought

Updated: 07 March 2009 16:07 IST

After watching rains playing havok to disrupt matches, the New Zealand Cricket is now pondering about accommodating reserve days in the schedule.

Christchurch:

After watching rains playing havok to disrupt first two matches of the five-ODI series against India, the New Zealand Cricket is now pondering about accommodating reserve days in the schedule of important series in the days to come.

Spells of rains disrupted the first encounter in which India spanked New Zealand by 53 runs by Duckworth-Lewis method, while downpour washed out the second match.

"It's really hard to factor in reserve days. Logistically they're a bit of a nightmare for the teams, the broadcasters and also ticket-holders who might not be free to come back the following day.

"It's not ideal but after the events of this summer we're going to have to look seriously at reserve days," NZC Chief Executive Justin Vaughan was quoted as saying in 'New Zealand Herald'.

NZC has insured against the gate receipts and the non-delivery of live programming to its broadcast partner in India, Sony Entertainment Television, there are intangibles you cannot insure against, the daily stated.

Although the weathermen have made forecast of clear weather for tomorrow when India will lock horns with the hosts in the third one-dayer here, possibility of some spells of showers can't be denied.

Topics : New Zealand Cricket
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