The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday it would scrap the super-sub trial in One-day international (ODI) matches and introduce a formal pitch-monitoring process for international cricket.
“This process, which has been adopted with immediate effect, includes potential sanctions ranging from a formal warning to a member board fine or even suspension of international status for venues that produce substandard pitches,” it said in a statement after an ICC board meeting in Dubai.
The boardâ€™s decision on the use of super-subs follows last monthâ€™s recommendation by the ICC chief executives, who felt the rule placed too much importance on winning the toss in one-dayers.
The original intention of the substitution rule was to encourage teams to make greater use of all-rounders but in practice teams have used specialists to fill a void. “We introduced this rule on a 12-month trial basis last year to make one-day cricket more exciting,” Malcolm Speed, ICC Chief Executive, told reporters in February. “But from the feedback that weâ€™ve received from captains and former players it was apparent that we should not continue with it.”
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