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No supersub in India-England ODIs

BCCI and ECB unanimously decided to do away with the rule. However, the Power Play rule will continue.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 19:28 IST

The super-sub rule has been done away with by the International Cricket Council and the seven-match One-day international series between India and England would be played without this experimental legislation, BCCI said on Thursday.

"The Board of Control for Cricket in India and the England and Wales Cricket Board have agreed to do away with the super-sub rules introduced by the ICC on experimental basis," a BCCI release said.

"However, the Power Play rule will continue," it added.

When contacted, a board source said that even before the ICC's scrapping of the super-sub rule at its recent Executive Board meeting in Dubai the BCCI and the ECB had decided to do away with this experiment that has been severely criticised by international captains.

The main grouse of the captains was that the rule was lop-sided in favour of the team which wins the toss.

The India-England ODI series commences at Delhi on March 28 and concludes on April 15 at Indore.

The two squads split the three-Test series that endedon Wednesday1-1.

First Published: Mar 23, 2006 18:06 IST