Duckworth-Lewis Co-Creator Frank Duckworth Passes Away at 84

The T20 World Cup 2024 is going on. The entire cricket world is experiencing another thrilling edition of the exciting tournament. Teams are hustling hard to achieve the final goal. In between this, the cricket world was hit with heartbreaking news. Frank Duckworth, co-creator of the Duckworth-Lewis method for calculating targets in rain-affected cricket matches, passed away on June 21 at the age of 84.  

Frank Duckworth Passes Away:

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Frank Duckworth, one of the creators of the Duckworth-Lewis (later Duckworth-Lewis-Stern) method used to determine outcomes in rain-affected cricket matches, passed away on June 21 at the age of 84. Alongside Tony Lewis, another statistician, Duckworth developed this method to resolve matches interrupted by rain, ensuring fairness in setting revised targets for teams batting second.

Initially implemented in international cricket in 1997, the Duckworth-Lewis method was officially endorsed by the ICC in 2001 as the standard for recalculating targets in shortened matches. Following their retirement, Duckworth and Lewis’s method underwent revisions by Australian statistician Steven Stern, prompting its renaming to Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in 2014. This evolution maintained its crucial role in adjudicating outcomes in weather-affected cricket contests, safeguarding equitable results amidst unpredictable playing conditions.

The DLS System in the Ongoing World Cup:

The entire cricket world is experiencing another thrilling edition of the T20 World Cup. After 52 successful matches, the tournament is now all set to witness the semifinal and the final stage. After some intense fights, four mighty teams are ready to set face each other in the semifinal stage. 

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But in this ongoing tournament, the DLS method has been an integral part. So many matches have faced interruption and applying the DLS method, they got results. The most recent game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan has seen multiple rain interruptions. But applying the method, the overs cut down and the target becomes smaller. Fans enjoyed an interesting match. 

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The T20 World Cup 2024 is going on. The entire cricket world is experiencing another thrilling edition of the exciting tournament. Teams are hustling hard to achieve the final goal. In between this, the cricket world was hit with heartbreaking news. Frank Duckworth, co-creator of the Duckworth-Lewis method for calculating targets in rain-affected cricket matches, passed away on June 21 at the age of 84.  

Frank Duckworth Passes Away:

Frank Duckworth, one of the creators of the Duckworth-Lewis (later Duckworth-Lewis-Stern) method used to determine outcomes in rain-affected cricket matches, passed away on June 21 at the age of 84. Alongside Tony Lewis, another statistician, Duckworth developed this method to resolve matches interrupted by rain, ensuring fairness in setting revised targets for teams batting second.

Initially implemented in international cricket in 1997, the Duckworth-Lewis method was officially endorsed by the ICC in 2001 as the standard for recalculating targets in shortened matches. Following their retirement, Duckworth and Lewis's method underwent revisions by Australian statistician Steven Stern, prompting its renaming to Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in 2014. This evolution maintained its crucial role in adjudicating outcomes in weather-affected cricket contests, safeguarding equitable results amidst unpredictable playing conditions.

The DLS System in the Ongoing World Cup:

The entire cricket world is experiencing another thrilling edition of the T20 World Cup. After 52 successful matches, the tournament is now all set to witness the semifinal and the final stage. After some intense fights, four mighty teams are ready to set face each other in the semifinal stage. 

But in this ongoing tournament, the DLS method has been an integral part. So many matches have faced interruption and applying the DLS method, they got results. The most recent game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan has seen multiple rain interruptions. But applying the method, the overs cut down and the target becomes smaller. Fans enjoyed an interesting match. 

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and Instagram