Originally Posted by Goughy
It is absurd that a team batting 2nd has to score 20 more runs than the team batting first.
Just doesnt sit well in sport.
Just thinking about it
A fairer system maybe to give (in this case) a team batting 1st 24 overs and the team batting 2nd 20 overs.
The overs would be unbalanced which isnt ideal but it would mean teams chased the same targets and the team batting first wouldnt be penalized for thinking they were getting 50 overs.
More easily comprehensible but less fair. In the end, fewer are going to be turned off the sport by the fact they can't understand the method for resolving rain-interrupted games than are going to be by the thought that a system was used which favoured the team batting be it first or second, if that was their
As I say, if you don't want D\L, you've one alternatative (apart from play only limitless-over cricket) - once a game has started, it has to be finished or there's no result.