Tony Lewis, the inventor of DLS method, passes away

Rain law or Duckworth-Lewis method. Many also call the DL method. The two persons are related this name- Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis. One of the leading practitioners of this famous cricket law- Tony Lewis passes away. The England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) has announced Wednesday.

Tony Lewis, the inventor of DLS method, passes away

The statistician from England was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He was born in February 25, 1942, this veteran died at the age of 78.

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“It is with much misery that the ECB has learned of the death of Tony Lewis MBE, aged 78,” said a statement. Tony, alongside fellow individual mathematician Frank Duckworth, contrived the Duckworth-Lewis strategy which was presented in 1997 and received formally by the ICC (International Cricket Council) in 1999.

“Renamed the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method in 2014, the scientific formula keeps on being utilized in rain reduced limited-overs cricket match-ups over the globe.”

A lifelong scholastic, and not the Welshman of a similar name who captained England, Lewis got a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his administrations to cricket and arithmetic in 2010.

“Cricket is profoundly obliged to both Tony and Frank’s commitments to the game,” the ECB included.

The method was first applied in the ODI match between England and Zimbabwe in 1996-97 season. At present, the method is widely used in ODI and T20 matches which interrupts by the rain.


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