While the international cricket uses DLS method, India rely on VJD system to find out the result in rain-affected games. The VJD system was constructed by a civil engineer from Kerala, V Jayadevan and thus its name. VJD system takes the statistics from previous games and doesn’t take the reputation of the sides or their recent form into account. It offers a more scientific alternative to DLS method and divide the innings into phases.
The system has been in practice in domestic circuit for rain-affected List A and T20 games since the year 2007. Recently, the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy was decided by the VJD system. But unfortunately, V Jayadevan has not received any reward for his work. The civil engineer from Kerala has revealed that he has not received any financial compensation from the BCCI for the past 10 years although his method has been used by the Indian cricket board since 2007.
V Jayadevan said the only aid he received from the Board was in 2009 for developing the method further. Jayadevan’s method was officially adopted 12 years back based on a recommendation made by the technical committee headed by Sunil Gavaskar. Sourav Ganguly was a also a part of the Gavaskar-led technical committee which proposed the use of VJD method in IPL in 2010. With Ganguly now being the BCCI president, Jayadevan is hopeful of change in his fortunes.
“In the last 12 years, results of over 500 domestic matches were decided satisfactorily using VJD method. State T20 leagues like KPL, TNPL are also using the system. However, as far as my efforts during the last two decades are concerned, I haven’t received any recognition or monetary benefit,” V Jayadevan was quoted as saying by The Times of India.