Khawaja mentioned it was “actually irritating” for gamers to lose their match charges regardless of delivering entertaining matches
AUSTRALIA opener Usman Khawaja mentioned on Monday he had approached the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) about decreasing penalties for gradual over-rates in Take a look at matches after the sport’s governing physique introduced earlier this month it had determined to melt sanctions.
Khawaja mentioned it was “actually irritating” for gamers to lose their match charges regardless of delivering entertaining matches and that he had reached out to ICC common supervisor Wasim Khan to hunt an answer.
The ICC mentioned at its annual common assembly that it was decreasing the penalty to five per cent from 20 per cent for each over a participant’s group is discovered to be behind. Australia and India had been hit with heavy penalties for gradual overrates within the World Take a look at Championship closing, whereas the Australians had been additionally punished for his or her fee within the first two Ashes Assessments towards England.
Khawaja, talking forward of the fourth Ashes Take a look at starting at Previous Trafford on Wednesday (19), mentioned as an Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation board member he needed to discover a method to converse to the ICC in regards to the problem. “We had performed three video games and so they’d been three actually good video games with outcomes, leisure, the WTC (closing) was the highest-watched Take a look at match ever or one thing like that,” he added. “Simply actually good things – and we had been getting fined 80 per cent of our match charge. It’s some huge cash.”
India’s gamers had been fined 100 per cent of their match charges after they had been discovered to be 5 overs behind within the WTC closing, whereas Australia had been docked 80 per cent for lagging 4 overs behind.
“Simply actually irritating as a participant,” mentioned Khawaja. “You’re giving it your all on the market, offering leisure, then you might be getting stung for it. Simply felt like I wanted to talk and Wasim was actually good.”
Sourav Ganguly, chair of the ICC’s cricket committee, mentioned after the assembly final week that whereas groups would nonetheless be deducted WTC factors for gradual over-rates gamers would not lose their total match charges.
“We consider this offers a steadiness between sustaining over-rates and guaranteeing we aren’t deterring gamers from enjoying Take a look at cricket,” he added.