Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley has backed a “firm stance” on the problem of gradual over charges within the five-Test Ashes sequence underway, saying that it was coming in the way in which of entertaining cricket for the followers and the paying public.
England had been fined closely after their nine-wicket loss within the opening Ashes Test at The Gabba for not bowling sufficient overs, with the International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee David Boon docking English gamers 100 per cent of their match price after the vacationers fell 5 overs wanting the variety of overs they had been speculated to bowl throughout the Brisbane Test.
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The Joe Root-led aspect was additionally docked 5 ICC World Test Championship factors. While England improved their over charges within the second Test on the Adelaide Oval they misplaced by 275 runs, the CA boss mentioned he favoured the ICC doing all the things they will to make sure groups bowl their full quota of overs on daily basis of a Test match.
“The penalties are pretty harsh and that should be a really strong disincentive,” Hockley mentioned on Sportsday on Friday.
“The fact it happened in the first Test match was a really big reminder and we saw in the second Test that the two teams were right on top of their over rates. I’m all in favour of the ICC taking a really firm stance and ultimately we want to provide as much entertaining cricket for the fans as possible. I’d like to see both teams and all teams around the world (speed things up), the same goes for the Big Bash (League) so we make sure we get through the overs.”
Australia will probably be trying ahead to clinch the Ashes when the third Test will get underway on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Boxing Day (December 26).