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    Solution Proposed By Shubman Gill To Reduce The Number Of Matches Affected By Rain


    Shubman Gill, a promising India opener, believes that having closed roof cricket stadiums won’t be a bad idea because rain-affected matches are inconvenient for both players and the paying audience. Two games—the first T20I in Wellington and the Sunday ODI—of a six-game white-ball series in New Zealand were called off, and one match—the T20I in Napier—was decided using the Duckworth-Lewis system. It does get frustrating at times, according to Gill, who scored 50 in the first game and looked in good form during his unbeaten 45 here.

    “This is a decision (playing in indoor stadiums) to be taken by the boards. As a player and as fans, it is irritating to go in and out and see so many matches being affected by rain. But I dont know how I can take a stand for it as it is a big decision. Obviously closed (retractable) roof (stadiums) would be good,” the youngster told mediapersons after the second ODI was abandoned with only 12.5 overs being bowled.

    Planning the innings is a problem in rain-affected games because 50 overs were reduced to 29 overs on the day after a four-hour delay. “It was very frustrating. You don’t know how many overs so you can’t plan your innings,” Gill, who had hit a purple patch in 50-over cricket, said.


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