Frustrated England captain Paul Collingwood demanded change to the way rain-affected games are decided after his team lost to West Indies in their shortened Twenty20 World Cup game on Monday.
“It is very, very frustrating,” Collingwood said. “Ninety-five per cent of the time you are going to win with a score of 191 but the Duckworth-Lewis method somehow changed that,” he said.
The Duckworth-Lewis method is the established calculation system for reducing a target total in a game affected by rain. Collingwood said Monday’s game showed the system did not work in the shortest format.