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Lehmann plans cricket supersub revolt

By Daniel Brettig 09/11/2005 09:41:31 PM Comments (0)

South Australian captain Darren Lehmann is planning a rebellion against the much-debated ICC supersub regulation in the Redbacks' ING Cup meeting with Western Australia on Saturday.

Lehmann said it was his intention to discuss with WA skipper Mike Hussey the possibility of naming the supersub after the toss has occurred, so neither team will be disadvantaged in its use.

"I'd like to make a point about shit rules," Lehmann said after the conclusion of SA's Pura Cup match with Queensland.

"With captains' agreement you can change (the supersub selection) to after the toss.

"I'll try to get it through and see what happens, because it just makes it easier for everyone."

Asked whether he had widespread support for his stand against a regulation brought in by the ICC in an effort to add excitement to games, Lehmann was in no doubt.

"Yes, all the state captains want it (changed)," he said.

The current rule, which states the supersub must be named prior to the toss of the coin, has been criticised for providing an unfair advantage to the team winning the toss.

Lehmann, who was on the wrong end of the toss and therefore the use of his supersub during both SA's ING games so far this season, has been one of the regulation's most staunch critics.

He had previously stated the old ING Cup rule, where 12 players were named with only 11 batting, was both simpler and superior.

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