Malayali engineer who developed cricket rain rules 25 years ago gets Rs 21 lakh as royalty

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Thrissur: V Jayadevan, a Thrissur-based engineer who developed the VJD method to decide the winners in the rain-interrupted one-day and T20 cricket matches, received Rs 21 lakh as royalty from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

This is besides the Rs 5 lakh he received in 2010. Jayadevan, a Kuriyachira native, is a civil engineer by profession.

Jayadevan prepared the formula in 1998. It is an alternative to the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method. BCCI adopted the VJD method for domestic matches in 2007. Jayadevan, in a press conference held in Thrissur, informed that the BCCI paid Rs 21 lakh on February 6.

Though the Tours, Fixtures and Technical Committee has advised BCCI to use the VJD method in the Indian Premier League, it has not been implemented yet.

Meanwhile, Jayadevan has developed apps for implementing the VJD method. BCCI umpire Keshav Kolle has coded the method for an Android application. The iPhone version is in the making.

Jayadevan requested the BCCI to immediately start using the VJD method in the IPL matches and also to adopt mobile applications.

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