IPL 9: 'Disgusted' Stephen Fleming terms D/L method 'rubbish' after RPS' defeat against KKR

Fleming hit out at Duckworth-Lewis method and its implementation in T20 games.

Last Updated: May 16, 2016, 10:36 AM IST
IPL 9: 'Disgusted' Stephen Fleming terms D/L method 'rubbish' after RPS' defeat against KKR

New Delhi: The usually cool and composed Kiwi coach Stephen Fleming was clearly upset after his side Rising Pune Supergiants slumped to yet another defeat in the IPL.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Fleming hit out at Duckworth-Lewis method and its implementation in T20 games.

"Duckworth-Lewis is rubbish. As soon as you get to D/L, the game is over. I've been saying that for years. The others have said it as well but there's no point carrying on too much about it," he said after MS Dhoni-led side's 9th loss in 12 matches.

"It needs to be addressed. There's no willingness to change. It's not made for a T20 game. It's just ridiculous really and until it's addressed you just hope the sky doesn't open up," Fleming further added.

The Supergiants, who are out of race for a last four berth, suffered after they were set to defend 66 from nine overs as per D/L method, a target Knight Riders knocked off in five overs.

(With PTI inputs)