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Pietersen wants 'common sense' decision in cricket

cricket Updated: Nov 20, 2008 23:19 IST
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Upset with the defeat against India via Duckworth-Lewis method in fading light, England captain Kevin Pietersen said the November 29 Guwahati tie might also see a similar end and the administrators need to make more "common sense decisions" to avoid such anti-climactic finishes.

Pietersen was particularly upset at the haze-delayed start of today's match and felt the lunch break should have been truncated to get a full game.

Besides, he also wanted authorities to switch on the floodlights at the Green Park Stadium for a full game.

"I knew when the decision (of delayed start) was made, there was no way the game would finish. We tried to get it sorted, we tried to get it turned around but we cannot go against the decision made by the hierarchy," a frustrated Pietersen said.

"I think Guwahati is further north, north-east. It's an 8.30 start there but I think the sun goes down at three. Guwahati is worth trying a full game," he said, rather sarcastically.

According to him, administrators of the game should look into the issue.

"We need to get some common sense decisions. I think they got to go back to the drawing board now. Things will have to change for the sake of the game.

"Guwahati further north and starting half-an-hour early is not going to make much of a change. 4.30 and it's dark here and hence an 8.30 start (in Guwahati) would not help," he said.