No super-sub rule for India-England ODI series
The super-sub rule will not be implemented in the upcoming India-England one-day series starting.india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 16:05 IST
The super-sub rule will not be implemented in the upcoming India-England one-day series starting March 28 in New Delhi, the Indian cricket board announced in Mumbai on Thursday.
"For the India-England one-day international series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to do away with the super-sub rules introduced by the International Cricket Council (ICC)," BCCI executive secretary in-charge Ratnakar Shetty said in a statement.
"However, the power play rule will continue," he said.
According to super-sub rules, competing teams have to name 12 players, including one designated as the super-sub, before the toss. The super-sub can be brought in for batting or bowling any time during a match.
But once the super-sub has batted or bowled, he cannot be replaced by anyone else and has to play the rest of the match.
ICC also introduced the additional two five-over blocks, besides the 10-over fielding restrictions at the start of the innings, called power play.
Other than restrictions in the first 10 overs, the fielding captain needs to keep restrictions in two batches of five overs within the remaining 40 overs.
India and England drew 1-1 the three-Test series in Mumbai on Wednesday.