Clearly New Zealand were robbed of a victory against England in the recent ODI:
The New Zealanders were desperate to complete the 20th over, which
would have allowed them to win under the Duckworth/Lewis regulations if
they had scored seven further runs without losing a wicket.
But to the agony of Brendon McCullum, who was unbeaten on 60,
the umpires decided that the conditions had deteriorated too severely
and the game had to come to an end.
But was it because of the rain, the fixed length break between innings, or simply because England bowled at an astonishing rate of 13 overs an hour? The latter, surely? But the fix is in for the fixed length break only:
Umpires will now have the option of reducing it to a minimum of 10 minutes to try and ensure a result.
ICC regulation 15.1 now reads: "The duration of the interval shall be
agreed mutually by the umpires and both captains subject to no interval
being of more than 30 minutes' duration or less than 10 minutes'
Meanwhile, the BCCI is being generous enough to discuss the possibility of a Test Championship with the ICC, whilst also warning the English counties of the consequences of picking ICL players in the English Twenty20 league. And, on another note entirely, here's Q's great post on switch hitting.